Bette Midler slammed for ‘obtuse' tweet on baby formula shortage telling mothers, 'TRY BREASTFEEDING'

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Bette Midler is taking heat for her own "Let them eat cake" moment. On Twitter the Hocus Pocus actress offered her own magical solution to the nationwide baby formula shortage, tweeting that everyone could just ‘try breastfeeding.’

Midler was quickly slammed by Twitter users, many from the left, who claimed to be "disappointed" in her "insensitively obtuse" post.

Midler posted her Twitter fumble on Thursday evening, in response to MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle’s tweet on how "baby formula shortage reveals an amazing secret oligopoly" of three companies owning "90%" of the baby formula market.

The actress responded to the tweet, writing, "TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand," as if nobody had thought of that.

Actor Matthew Marsden recognized the foolishness in Midler’s tweet and distanced himself from her as a fellow actor. "Not all actors are like this, I promise," he tweeted.

"Bad take," independent left-wing journalist Tara Haelle responded. "I breastfed my oldest til age 4. It was NOT free. I was v privileged to be able to do it. It was also hard as hell & involved a lot of work, sacrifices & difficulties."

Haelle added, "Formula would have been far easier & possibly cheaper. My 2nd was 50/50 bc milk wasn’t enough for him."

Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery really stung Midler with her response. She tweeted, "Extremely, profoundly even, disappointed that you're tak... (Read more)