Black Friday is the most hectic day for shopping every year and actress Better Midler believes that is because of a low minimum wage.
Midler, a well-known entertainer, tweeted out her opinion on Black Friday shopping, claiming that the minimum wage should be raised.
And how was YOUR Black Friday? No injuries, I hope! It's incredible that we have to fight over STUFF. If there were a DECENT minimum wage, or if workers were treated fairly, and got a tiny portion of the kinds of salaries and bonuses CEOS pay themselves, we wouldn't.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 24, 2018
The shopping day has become a tradition in American culture, and many other Twitter users were quick to point out the hypocrisy of Midler’s tweet.
Hey Bette, I work 6 days a week 12 hrs a day at a definitely not minimum wage job but STILL can’t come close to what you make. Care to help? Don’t think you do. Until you take a salary cut and work for an average household income, I would not speak of that which you don’t know.
— George Felton (@camaro50thSS) November 24, 2018
Care to give up your salary to help?
— Aaron Smith (@smittymv) November 24, 2018
I think a lot of people view BF as an annual sporting event; they love the crowds and chaos. It's exciting to them. Bette has no clue about life in the real world. BF is NOT about minimum wage, you moron, Bette!
— EFCCSDL (@EFCCSDL) November 25, 2018
Singer/actresses are wildly overpaid. Care to chip in?
— Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) November 24, 2018
She still makes million and millions each movie while some crew members make minimum wage. She should give her money to the crew members so they can live a better life style.
— Sean TL 40×11 (@PokeGoFan1979) November 24, 2018
Spoken like someone truly out of touch.
— Steve Varner (@steve_varner) November 24, 2018
Although some shoppers take the shopping day too seriously, it is still one of the most important days of the year for the U.S. economy, regardless of the rate of the minimum wage.
The is not the first time that the entertainer has faced controversy over her social media posts. She recently tweeted that women are the “n-word of the world.” She also posted a photo of Melania Trump with an insulting caption about her former modeling career.