Bette Midler isn’t the air under the new parents’ wings just yet.
The “Beach” star was heavily trolled on Twitter after offering to be dismissed over lack of baby formula Thursday night.
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“Try breastfeeding!” Midler tweeted Thursday night. “It’s free and available on demand.”
His flippant solution to a complex problem was in response to a tweet by MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, who emphasized the seriousness of the situation by noting that “90%” of the three companies owned by a “lack of baby formula” A wonderful secret of the elite authority is revealed.
People on Twitter were quick to point out how ignorant Midler’s comment really was.
Still, for many understandable reasons that breastfeeding isn’t an option for everyone who is nursing children, Midler doubles down on his stance.
The Grammy-winner tweeted Thursday, “No shame if you can’t breastfeed, but if you’re somehow convinced that your own milk isn’t as good as a ‘scientifically researched product’, It’s something else again.” “Monopoly news is news to me, no lie.”
Then she offered another great solution for those who can’t breastfeed in the form of a crappy and useless hashtag,
Given that not everyone has access to wet nurses, a lot of Twitter took off.