It was diva vs. diva this weekend when Bette Midler ripped Lady Gaga on Twitter! The Mother Monster made headlines when she took the stage at a recent show, dressed in full mermaid regalia and sitting in a wheelchair. Several fans thought the display was disrespectful to the handicapped, but Midler had a completely different complaint: she did it first!
Bette fired off a series of angry Tweets:
I’m not sure @ladygaga knows I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people-and many of them are still alive…
Dear @ladygaga if you think mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it’s because it is!You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it
Dear @ladygaga I’ve been doing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-you can keep the meat dress and the firecracker t*ts- mermaid’s mine
However, Bette seemed to later have a change of heart, and Tweeted:
@ladygaga, let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!
Claws–er, fins–are out!