Bette Midler Shames Teens Using Phones In Museum, Ends Up Getting Shamed Instead
By Thanussha Priyah, 10 Dec 2019
Image via Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com
Bette Midler gets slammed by Twitter users after she attempted to shame three girls for using their phones as they sat in front of Jean-Baptiste Greuze’s painting Aegina Visited by Jupiter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Hocus Pocus star shared a picture of the girls in the museum with the caption, “What’s wrong with the picture?” to belittle the young ladies for being on their phones instead of engaging with the artworks presented in front of them.
However, many internet users were quick to point out that the girls could be navigating the museum’s interactive app, which was created to guide visitors around the building. One user even labeled Midler as a “creep” for taking pictures of the girls without their consent in hopes to poke fun at them.
Many users rallied in support for the girls by stating that they could be possibly reading more about the paintings on their mobile phone with the app. Another user explicitly claims that there isn’t anything wrong if they just wanted to use their phones and rest their legs.
What’s wrong with this picture? pic.twitter.com/JbD8iqo5M3— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 8, 2019
Someone photographing young girls without their consent and putting their photo online to shame them?— 🐊 Rose (@heyyoukid415) December 8, 2019
there's a creep in the museum photographing teenage girls to post online without their knowledge or consent— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) December 8, 2019
Come on. Seriously? This is literally how “OK, Boomer” was born. Those are young ladies actually at a museum. I was on my phone at the Prado in Madrid learning more about the paintings and artists. I’m glad no one tried to shame me.— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) December 8, 2019
[via Pink News, images via Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com]
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