Bette Midler under fire for calling West Virginia ‘poor, illiterate, and strung out’

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Actress Bette Midler is facing major backlash after posting a tweet regarding Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to oppose the “Build Back Better” bill.

The 76-year-old “Beaches” star, who was recently recognized at the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, tweeted this:


The tweet sparked mass outrage.

Midler has since apologized for the tweet:

Mark Larson, KUSI Contributor and AM 760 Radio Host, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on “Good Evening San Diego” to discuss the controversy.

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