Bette Midler To Kim Kardashian: You Can’t Take A Joke!

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Bette Midler Joke Kim Kardashian

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Bette Midler Joke Kim Kardashian

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The war of words between Bette Midler and Kim Kardashian is continuing.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Kardashian posted a nude selfie to Instagram on Monday. It was hardly the first time she’s flaunted her naked body, but it caused a huge stir nonetheless. Or maybe precisely because Kardashian has shown off her curves in the flesh countless times before, doing so once more sparked a big to-do.

Enter Midler, who frequently uses her Twitter account to make quips about pop culture. She tweeted Monday, “Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.” That did not sit well with Kardashian.

The reality star fired back early Tuesday, “hey @BetteMidler I really didn’t want to bring up how you sent me a gift awhile back trying to be a fake friend then come at me #dejavu.” The uncharacteristically pointed comment, which had some thinking Kardashian’s husband Kanye West was behind it, referred to Bette Midler planting a tree in her honor a few years ago, and then sending the E! personality a nice note.

As for the “deju vu” hashtag, that alluded to Kardashian’s issue with Katie Couric, who sent a baby gift for North but then questioned why she was famous. But to Midler, this new situation wasn’t as serious as Kardashian seemed to be taking it.

She responded on Tuesday afternoon, “@KimKardashian: I never tried to fake friend you. Looks like anyone can take a selfie but not everyone can take a joke…” Kardashian has yet to reply again, so for now, this unexpected beef remains very much un-squashed.


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