Listen Linda, Bette Midler is closing out Black History Month by taking a well-placed shot at the Academy for the lack of nominations for actors of color at this year’s Oscars.
While Hollywood gears up for its most important day of the year, Midler ethered the whole ceremony in one tweet.
The Oscars are today! You know, the awards show where Leonardo DiCaprio is "overdue" but black people can "wait till next year."
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 28, 2016
This isn’t the first time Midler showed she was “woke.” While watching Stanley Nelson’s documentary about the Black Panthers, Midler wondered if President Obama would pardon the remaining Panthers who are still imprisoned, effectively angering the trolls.
While we knew Midler was a triple threat–singer, actor, dancer–we had no clue she was down to clapback for Black folks too.
Go Auntie Bette!