Bette Midler Confronts Lady Gaga About Her Wheelchair Performance

Posted by Katie F. on July 19th, 2011

Bette Midler thinks Lady Gaga copied her wheelchair performance


A lot of people were offended by Lady Gaga’s wheelchair routine at one of her recent concerts, but Bette Midler is just pissed because she thinks Lady Gaga copied her. Midler tweeted to let Lady Gaga know she isn’t happy about it.

“I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people — and many of them are still alive.”

She then continued to tweet about it, insisting she was the first to perform in a wheelchair.

“Dear @ladygaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it’s because it is! You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it … I’ve been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker t*ts – mermaid’s mine.”

According to one of Bette’s friends, the star is truly angry about Lady Gaga’s performance. She’s sick of “these younger stars coming forward and stealing her act.” According to this same source, Midler believes,

“If it wasn’t for Bette there would be no Madonna and if it wasn’t for Madonna we would have no Lady Gaga.”

Performing in a wheelchair just seems unnecessary, especially when it can offend people. It doesn’t matter who thinks they did it first. No one should do it in the first place. Just let it go, Bette, and stop picking fights with people over Twitter.

Category: Lady Gaga, Twitter