West Virginia Coal Miner Slams Bette Midler: We Do More for America than Hollywood
Bo Copley blasts 'Hollywood liberal elitists' after celebrity bashed West Virginians
A coal miner from West Virginia has responded after Hollywood star Bette Midler attacked his people as "poor, illiterate, and strung out."
Blue-collar West Virginian Bo Copley slammed Midler's remarks, noting that the good people of his state contribute far more toward America that spoilt "Hollywood liberal elitists."
"I think my first reaction was, ‘Bette Who?’" Copley told Fox & Friends First on Wednesday.
"I don’t really recall anything that she’s done too significant here in the last little bit,” he noted.
Copley added that West Virginians aren’t losing any sleep over Midler’s insult.
He explained that she has little relevance for hard-work Americans, given that her career has been at a standstill for a while.
“I don’t think a lot of West Virginians are losing sleep over it,” he said.
“The only thing to lose sleep over is getting up early and heading out and going to work.
"They have the platforms,” Copley said of left-wing celebrities like Midler.
"They’re the people that can get their tweets read and for people react to," Copley continued.
"But, honestly, we know, deep in our hearts, the things that we do here in this state really drive this nation far more than someone like Bette Midler or Hollywood liberal elitists.”
The coal miner also said there are plenty of people in West Virginia who are talented enough to do Midler’s job better than she can.
"The way I look at it, I’m sure there are way more people in this state that could do her job than any of these jobs that she can possibly do,” Copley said.
"So, I would throw that gauntlet down and say, ‘You come to do what we do and see how well you do at it, or give us a chance to do what you do.'”
“And, I promise you, we could do better at what she does,” he added.
Midler had caused outrage by insulting the people of West Virginia in a Twitter rant on Monday.
She described them as “poor, illiterate and strung out” while attacking Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who effectively killed the $4.91 trillion so-called “Build Back Better” legislation.
What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2021
The Freak Show actress later offered up a half-apology, saying she was angry over the senator’s decision to vote against President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst. I’m just seeing red; #JoeManchin and his whole family are a criminal enterprise. Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there’s someone there who has the state’s interests at heart, not his own!— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2021