Bette Midler has issued an apology for her scorched earth tweets about West Virginia.
The singer's Twitter outburst came after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who represents West Virginia, announced that he would not vote for President Joe Biden's Build Back Better spending plan, effectively killing the legislation.
"What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible," she tweeted. "He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out."
In the blink of an eye, Bette was torched on social media, as many (even those who agreed with her Manchin critique) accused her of stereotyping.
"We don't all check that stereotypical box. Just like I'm sure not all Manhattanites are short-sighted, egotistical, 'I'm better than everyone" a*******. Right?! You've lost a fan," one person said.
Others also blasted the "Wind Beneath My Wings" singer. As the social media temperature raised, Bette issued a mea culpa to The Mountain State, but not the Senator.
"I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst. I'm just seeing red #JoeManchin and his whole family are a criminal enterprise," she wrote on Twitter. "Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there's someone there who has the state's interests at heart, not his own!"
She later opined that Manchin "hasn't a shred of conscience."