Bette Midler Compares Rush Limbaugh to Ku Klux Klan Just 5 Days After His Death
Liberal actor attacks late conservative legend
Liberal actor and singer Bette Midler has compared the late Rush Limbaugh to the Ku Klux Klan, just five days after his death.
Midler tweeted a meme showing a group of figures wearing white hoods with the heading: “Find Rush Limbaugh.”
The conservative talk radio legend died last week following a battle with lung cancer.
Midler's meme shows one hooded figure wearing the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which Donald Trump bestowed on Limbaugh last year.
Immediately after Limbaugh's death last week, Midler implied he was going to hell.
#RushLimbaugh has gone to his reward. Bet it’s hot.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) February 17, 2021
She also called Limbaugh “one of the vilest reptiles who ever trolled the plant.”
“NO, #Newt, his BIRTH was a tragic moment. He was one of the vilest reptiles who ever trolled the planet. And, of course, birds of a feather, Newt. Mend your ways, lest YOUR death bring the outpouring of joy so many feel at his demise,” she said.
NO, #Newt, his BIRTH was a tragic moment. He was one of the vilest reptiles who ever trolled the planet. And of course, birds of a feather, Newt. Mend your ways, lest YOUR death bring the outpouring of joy so many feel at his demise. https://t.co/iLsv2oLLFg— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) February 17, 2021
Midler joined many left-wing Hollywood celebrities who mocked Limbaugh following news of his death last week.
Stars including Rob Reiner, John Cusack, Rosanna Arquette, and Star Trek actor George Takei.
Michael Moore insulted Limbaugh and his millions of loyal radio listeners, calling them “brainwashed.”
“His show was a daily, daily place where people could go to become more stupid and more ignorant,” Moore said in a recent episode of his podcast.
Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since "The Rush Limbaugh Show" began in 1988.
Perched behind his Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) Microphone, Limbaugh spent over three decades as arguably both the most beloved and polarizing person in American media.
In his final radio broadcast of 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters, revealing at the time that he had outlived his prognosis.
"I wasn't expected to be alive today," he said.
"I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December.
"And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today."