Washed up actress Bette Midler had an absolute meltdown over her blue-check verification going away on Twitter. So where is the best place to express that pent-up fury? Why Twitter, of course!
She posted a series of angry tweets on Thursday, in which Midler referred to Twitter CEO Elon Musk as a “pathetic douche” and a “worm.”
Yes. This full grown woman called another full grown adult a “worm” during a temper tantrum.
Midler also make fun of Musk’s SpaceX rocket launch on Thursday, in which the rocked exploded after take off.
“Elon took my blue check away! I’m unverified! After all these years and thousands of tweets and free content, this worm has the nerve to de-certify me!” the Hocus Pocus star’s whining began.
Elon took my blue check away! I’m unverified! After all these years and thousands of tweets and free content, this worm has the nerve to de-certify me!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 20, 2023
Midler’s crying continued, “Elon, deciding that I’m not me, I’m a fake, & obliging ME, who has contributed mightily to your platform, (at least until you “tweaked the algorithm & tanked my metrics”) to pay monthly because you don’t have enough money & you’re humiliated b/c everyone thinks you’re a pathetic douche, is the funniest thing you’ve ever done. Let that sink in. Sorry to hear about your rocket.”
douche, is the funniest thing you’ve ever done. Let that sink in. Sorry to hear about your rocket.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 21, 2023
Her outburst comes after numerous celebrities, news outlets, and media personalities were stripped of their blue-check verifications on Twitter this week. This was due to them failing to subscribe to “Twitter Blue,” which is a new subscription based option for users to pay to maintain their blue check for at least $8 a month.
Several other well known celebrities also lost their blue check, including Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Justin Beiber, and Jennifer Lopez.
Former President Donald Trump momentarily lost him, but Musk reinstated it.
Musk reportedly paid for a handful of celebrities to keep their verification, including Stephen King, LeBron James, and William Shatner.
King tweeted upon realizing that he’d been “subscribed” to Twitter Blue, “My Twitter account says I’ve subscribed to Twitter Blue. I haven’t. My Twitter account says I’ve given a phone number. I haven’t.”
To which Musk replied, “You’re welcome namaste.”
You’re welcome namaste 🙏
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2023