Bette Midler Schooled For Calling on Beyoncé Fans to Defeat Trump: '98 Percent of Black Women Voted Against Trump, Hit Up Katy Perry or Taylor Swift'

Bette Midler called on Beyoncé to use her fanbase to mobilize against President Donald Trump's 2020 presidential bid. However, her attempts to use the superstar singer's for political agendas backfired terribly.

Midler made a plea to Beyoncé's Beyhive—the nickname given to her legion of fans—on Twitter on Thursday: "#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn't it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn't mind if a regular bee hive [sic] f**ked his s**t up," Midler wrote.

#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up.

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 19, 2019

Some members of the Beyhive were none too pleased with Midler's request. Not long after she shared her thoughts on social media, dozens of people on Twitter slammed Midler for calling on Beyoncé instead of asking her white female counterparts to convince their fans to help keep Trump out of office.

"Being that 98 percent of black women voted against Donald Trump, you should probably hit up Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. Stop depending on Black Women to save everybody," sportswriter and former ESPN correspondent Jemele Hill fired back.

Being that 98 percent of black women voted against Donald Trump, you should probably hit up Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. Stop depending on Black Women to save everybody. https://t.co/P9AW8gXza7

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 20, 2019

Others shared in Hill's sentiment, noting that the majority of black women didn't vote for Trump in the first place, while white women failed to show up to the polls in support of Hillary Clinton. "Why, exactly, is that *our* job? Holla at the 52% of your folks who wouldn't support their own. Gather them first, and some of them are in the hive..." one user wrote.

Why, exactly, is that *our* job? Holla at the 52% of your folks who wouldn't support their own. Gather them first, and some of them are in the hive...

— Bärí A. Williams (@BariAWilliams) September 20, 2019

Despite all the measures women groups took against Trump during the 2016 election, exit polls found 53 percent of white women voted for the real estate mogul while 94 percent of black women and 69 percent of Latinas opted for Clinton.

Over the years, Beyoncé has used her massive platform to encourage fans to exercise their rights by voting. Not to mention she and her husband music mogul Jay-Z publicly endorsed Clinton during the 2016 election. Beyoncé even gave a speech during the former Secretary of State's rally in Ohio, telling voters to "think about the future of our daughters, of our sons, and vote for someone who cares about them as much as we do."

Perry also endorsed Clinton, performing at rallies and making appearances on her behalf. Meanwhile, Swift was noticeably silent on all aspects of the 2016 election, although she has recently announced plans to be more civically active come 2020.

Wouldn't it be even better if white women stopped expecting Black women to clean up their messes? After all, 53% of y'all are why we're here.

— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) September 20, 2019

While it's unclear how much of an impact Beyoncé or any other celebrity endorsements may have on the upcoming election, Trump seems to be losing the support of women voters.

A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released in late August found 63 percent of college-educated white women and 49 percent of non-college-educated white women will definitely or probably vote for the Democratic nominee over the current president in the 2020 election.

Bette Midler Schooled For Calling on Beyoncé Fans to Defeat Trump
Bette Midler attends Variety's Power Of Women: New York at Cipriani Midtown on April 05, 2019, in New York City. Midler called on Beyoncé to urge fans to mobilize against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Theo Wargo/Getty Image

See a few more reactions to Midler's tweet below.

You should probably talk to the 53% of white women who voted for Trump instead of expecting black women to carry this water.

— roxane gay (@rgay) September 20, 2019

Have you spoken to white women?

— Valerie Complex♓️♎️♋️ (@ValerieComplex) September 20, 2019

Being Black means hyper visibility. & Beyoncé is arguably the most visible Black woman in the world. It’s time to explore the anti-black reasons y’all always choose her & her fan base to antagonize. Mean while y’all let the Taylor Swift’s be exempt from social responsibility

— Beyrobics Keeps You Thicc (@MyLifeAsDnic) September 19, 2019

One endorsed Clinton and her fan base voted almost exclusively for Clinton, one was publicly SILENT and a big portion her fan base voted for Trump and support their family members who voted for Trump... 🧐

— Not a robot 🤖 (@ThyRealMcKay) September 20, 2019