Bette Midler addresses criticism of her tweets on the "erasure" of women

Midler has drawn criticism for adopting rhetoric associated with abortion access that some people view as anti-trans.

When Bette Midler posted about the trans community and the terminology used to characterise them on Monday, she received some backlash on Twitter.

When Bette Midler tweeted about the erasure of women, she claims she wasn't trying to be "transphobic."

In response to criticism following an earlier tweet that some saw as anti-trans, Bette Midler stated, "There was no intention of anything discriminatory or transphobic in what I said.