Last night, Actress Bette Midler launched xenophobic tweets about the First Lady of the United States Melania Trump. Her despicable outburst in response to FLOTUS’s convention speech was disgusting and unwarranted, as so many of these personal attacks have been. Where is the Left’s outrage against her?
On the second night of the Republican National Convention Melania Trump, gave a positive and hopeful speech that called for unity and moving forward as a nation together.
She spoke with empathy and understanding about racial unrest, the toll of the pandemic, and the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.
Weaving together her personal experiences traveling to other nations as FLOTUS and her personal story as an immigrant, she underscored how great our nation is.
Sadly, those in Hollywood who raise their fists in solidarity with minority-driven movements, rally for women’s rights, or fingerwag about racism in society, are themselves prejudice when it comes to women, immigrants, and minorities who support President Donald Trump.
Case in point: Bette Midler.
People on Twitter lashed back:
Melania Trump has suffered vicious personal attacks since her husband announced he would run for the highest office. This is just the latest in a long string of snubs to insults about her accent, clothing, looks, marriage, mothering, and career.
As a reminder, Mrs. Trump was born and raised in Yugoslavia before coming to the U.S. in her mid-twenties to pursue a successful modeling career. She speaks Slovenian, English, French, German, and Italian.
From dreaming of moving to the U.S. to becoming the First Lady of the United States (perhaps the first naturalized citizen), she exemplifies that this is still a land of opportunity for all.
America is a nation of immigrants. Those who come to these shores may not speak English the same way natural-born Americans do, but that does not mean that should be disparaged. And let’s not forget that there are many regional (English) accents in the U.S. from Boston to Alabama, Georgia to Southern California, New Jersey to Hawaii, and various midwestern accents.
This is a reflection of our nation’s cultural diversity to be embraced rather than ridiculed.