Has-been actress Bette Midler was so disgruntled by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia for not backing Biden’s Build Back Better bill, she insulted the state’s citizens. On Monday Midler tweeted:

“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.”

The tweet, which she blasted out at 9:41 am on Monday, received such tremendous and instantaneous backlash, roughly forty minutes later she published a follow-up:

“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!”

Those with glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Midler has a history of racist and verbally abusive behavior. The New York Post reports Midler “has previously been accused of racism while dismissing black Trump supporters, and poked fun at then-first lady Melania Trump’s accent, calling her an ‘illegal alien’ and ‘FLOTITS’.”

She also does not have much concern for facts. In the summer of 2019 she “shared a fake quote attributed to President Donald Trump, who dismissed the actress as a ‘washed up psycho.” Kelsey Chapman, a West Virginia native living in New York wrote Midler’s comments are indicative of dangerous stereotypes that plague the state.

“We’re simultaneously too stupid to wear shoes, but so evil we’ll murder anyone who looks different” Chapman wrote for The Independent. “Midler’s comments indicate a deep misunderstanding of how systems of power oppress those inside them, likely because she’s been richer than God for so long she’s forgotten how it is for families living below the poverty line.”