Bette Midler: Will Caitlyn Jenner Go Back to Being Bruce Now?

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Bette Midler's brash, outspoken sense of humor is one of the things her fans love about her, but last night it earned her a heap of criticism on social media.

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In a since-deleted tweet, Midler commented on the recent cancelation of Caitlyn Jenner's reality show, I Am Cait

"Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce? Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?" Midler tweeted.

Twitter quickly pounced, with many expressing shock with regard to what they deemed transphobic comments, as Midler has been a friend of the gay community throughout her career:

"Yes, because being transgender is just a phase? What a vile tweet. Will you go back to being irrelevant?" tweeted one user.

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"Just shows, you can be as gay-friendly all you want, but to some, transphobia comes so easy. How tired and pathetic," wrote another.

"I hope @BetteMidler apologizes for her terrible transphobic comments and takes the time to educate herself on trans people's rights/dignity," a third follower remarked.

To her credit, Midler quickly apologized in a tweet directed at the Human Rights Campaign:

"DEAR FRIENDS @HRC, WHOM I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED. SORRY LAST TWEET OFFENDED. AN IDLE MUSING. I SEEM TO HAVE MISREAD THE TEMPER OF THE TIMES."

Interestingly, Midler has a long history of clashing with the Kardashian-Jenner clan on social media.

In the past, she's criticized Kim for posting nude photos and Kanye West for his notorious ego.

Caitlyn has yet to respond to Midler's latest salvo.

But you can rest assured that even if he chooses to remain silent, someone in his family will take a shot at Midler soon.

Khloe, this one might be on you.

That is, if you and Caitlyn are on speaking terms these days.

It can be tough to keep track.

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