AceShowbiz - It's a world known fact that Beyonce Knowles has a massive fandom, which is also known as Beyhive. The fans were not particularly in a good mood after the singer's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce" was snubbed at the 2019 Creative Emmy Awards and expressed their feelings by posting a flurry of tweets and bee emojis. Bette Midler appeared to catch the wind of it and suggested an idea on how else she thought the BeyHive could come together.
"Beyonce has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump," she wrote on Twitter on Friday, September 20. "Wouldn't it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn't mind if a regular bee hive f***ed his s**t up."
However, Beyhive didn't seem to be on the same page with the "Hello, Dolly!" star. Pointing out that some of the followers are international fans, a fan tweeted with sarcasm, ""Wow hive we are so powerful!! "I'm Nigerian and part of the 133m followers, so do I send my vote through DHL or what ???"
Criticism also came from Bishop Talbert Swan, who snapped, "53% of white women voted for Trump. Get your daughters, mamas, & grandmas together. 70% of white men voted for Trump. Get your lovers, husbands, sons, & granddads together. Wouldn't it be amazing if wypipo mobilized to defeat this white supremacist?" Another user added, "Somebody tell Bette Midler we've already been doing the work."
The dragging didn't stop. Another user tweeted, "Bette Midler should just keep her foot inserted in her mouth because she stays saying some bull [poop emoji] about Black ppl." One comment, meanwhile, read, "Wouldn't it be amazing if YOU and y'all's #WhiteGirlHive mobilized them trifling WHITE WOMEN that voted for that asshole instead of asking Black women to swoop in save y'all from yourselves? Thanks."
Also among the critics was "Bad Feminist" author Roxane Gay. She tweeted, "You should probably talk to the 53% of white women who voted for Trump instead of expecting black women to carry this water." And for some reason, Taylor Swift was involved as one fan responded to Bette's tweet, "Being Black means hyper visibility. & Beyonce is arguably the most visible Black woman in the world. It's time to explore the anti-black reasons y’all always choose her & her fan base to antagonize. Mean while y'all let the Taylor Swift's be exempt from social responsibility."
This is not the first time Bette sparked uproar with black women. She previously was dragged after saying that women "are the n-word of the world." The backlash forced her to issue an apology, saying, "The too brief investigation of allegations against [Brett] Kavanaugh infuriated me. Angrily I tweeted w/o thinking my choice of words would be enraging to black women who doubly suffer, both by being women and by being black. I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize."