PUCKER UP: Governor Tells Rips Bette Midler During State of State Address After She Insulted the Entire State
It really drives me bonkers that so many celebrities feel like they need to get their opinions out in the air.
Let me just say this: just because you have a voice that can be heard by many, doesn’t mean that you have to say anything, especially when it is not helpful.
There is an acronym that most of us have probably come across at some point and it’s called THINK.
THINK is something that we should consider before we say something.
Before speaking, we should consider whether what we’re about to say is:
T – True
H – Helpful
I – Inspiring
N – Necessary
K – Kind
Most people do not abide by this principle and they just typically vomit whatever is in their heads and whatever happens, happens. Such is the case of Bette Midler who recently insulted the entire state of West Virginia by calling residents, “poor, illiterate, and strung out”.
Well, Governor Jim Justice didn’t take too kindly to this and fired right back at Midler during his State of the State address last week.
The 70-year-old Republican took aim at Midler — and other haters — at the end of his televised state of the state address when he held up his English bulldog and flashed its rear to the crowd.
“Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie,” Justice said, prompting huge applause and a standing ovation.
“Absolutely too many people doubted us. They never believed in West Virginia … They told every bad joke in the world about us.”
Justice’s bold display was in response to Midler tweeting last month that the entire state of West Virginia was backwards — all because Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) refused to support President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
“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.”
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
Governor Jim Justice had a message for those who doubted West Virginia in his State of the State address.https://t.co/uhY6pjRra7
— WVNS 59News (@WVNS59News) January 28, 2022
I’m just going to post this over and over until I get response. pic.twitter.com/cdZIMIXQiP
— LABron James (@rj_rjc) December 22, 2021