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Black Twitter Collects Bette Midler By The Beak For “Women Are The N-Word Of The World” Tweet

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Bette Midler has once again proven that well-meaning white folks still need to mind their words out here on these Twitter streets. The veteran actress tweeted “Women are the n-word of the world” in reaction to the furor surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and Black Twitter collected Midler by the beak as expected.

The line, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s controversial 1972 song “Woman Is The N*gger Of The World,” didn’t play well in this hyper-charged political climate. While Midler’s point was to illustrate her frustration over Kavanaugh and the dismissive nature of the Republican-led U.S. Senate hearings for the Supreme Court nomination, she clearly didn’t think this one through.

To Midler’s credit, she deleted the tweet and tweeted out an apology for her words.

The gathering was exquisite, and we’ve managed to snag some of our favorite reactions to Bette Midler tweeting mad white and clueless below.

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Wale Joins In On Tomi Lahren Twitter Gathering For Coming For Michelle Obama

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Tomi Lahren had another blonde Becky moment. She recently attempted to come for Michelle Obama and got dragged to Twitter hell with Wale adding the cherry on top.

Apparently, the Fox News personality felt in a ways about the former First Lady referring to her husband Barack as a “great president” during a recent appearance in Las Vegas. She went on to rebuke Michelle via social media asking her to have a seat. “Michelle Obama said we “had” a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle.”

Naturally, her commentary prompted Black Twitter to respond with some epic slander but Wale’s retort was one for the record books. “Tammy when we stand ..u mad.. when we kneel u mad… why u so mad Tammy?”

As Complex points out his caption is key as it references her past criticism of Colin Kaepernick’s kneel protests during the national anthem. As an added layer the MMG artist once referred to her as “Tammy” on his 2017 track “Smile” making the tweet that much sweeter.

This is not the first time the conservative pundit and the “Lotus Flower Bomb” rapper have had words with each other. Earlier this year the two got into a heated exchange regarding Jay-Z’s jab at President Donald Trump.

“Tammy” has yet to respond so we are only left to assume she is still very mad.

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White African American History & Culture Museum Hip-Hop Exhibit Curator Sparks Twitter Debate

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Twitter is ablaze with an ongoing debate about how Hip-Hop should be presented at the National African American History and Culture Museum, and by whom. Timothy Anne Burnside, a cultural historian and museum specialist with the Smithsonian, happens to be a white woman, and a question raised by a Twitter user has morphed into varying strands of opinions.

Twitter user @DJChubbESwagg caught wind of the fact that Burnside has been the curator of the museum’s ongoing Hip-Hop exhibit. On Thursday, he wrote, “THERE IS A WHITE WOMAN CURATING THE HIP HOP PART OF THE NMAAHC SMITHSONIAN?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHO LET THIS SH*T HAPPEN!?!?!”

From there, many of Burnside’s compatriots and colleagues have come to her defense despite getting a strong co-sign from Public Enemy’s Chuck D earlier this year when the exhibit was announced to the public. In @DJChubbESwag’s question, he pondered openly how Burnside became the best point person for such an exhibit, and he took on heavy criticism for his initial salvo.

From there, others began to chime in from all sides of the debate, largely supporting Burnside as a qualified figure for this venture

“that’s a wild thing to say. This is a museum created specifically to highlight Black people and our experience in America and you’re talking about diversity? Really? We crave inclusion and acceptance that much? God bless,” @StefIsDope wrote.

In contrast, Twitter user @_viciwill writes, “[N]o one said Timothy Anne wasn’t qualified to do this role. that’s not even what was up for discussion. the discussion was “were there no Black people who could have filled this role?” which is a valid question to ask about the curators of the Blackest museum in the US.”

A fair point that has been contended by some of Black Twitter’s more visible voices who supported Burnside, and bandied about by some who feel the point of @DJChubbESwagg’s question was missed overall.

“I don’t know the white woman curating the hip hop section in the NMAAHC, but I hear she is knowledgeable, respected, and an ally. But question is, wouldn’t a true ally feel it’s not their place to take a role such as that? As a straight male, I wouldn’t curate an LGBTQ exhibit,” @FredTJoseph wrote.

For context, Burnside has been collecting Hip-Hop related artifacts for the museum and the exhibit for years, including the late J Dilla’s MPC machine among other items since 2006.

She has built strong relationships in the music community and abroad and has been noted as someone who respects Black music and culture without centering herself in the work. She has remained relatively silent on the matter, while a quick look on @DJChubbESwagg’s page proves that the debate is still onging and “NMAAHC” is now trending on Twitter.

What are your thoughts? Is this debate worthy tackling? Sound off in the comments.

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