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Bette Midler calls out Lady Gaga for stealing wheelchair-bound mermaid bit



While you may have heard Lady Gaga was egged at a concert in Sydney, Australia, last week for allegedly making light of the disabled by performing a song from a wheelchair, we paid it no mind here at The Juice*. If anything, that's drawing attention to disabled issue, right? Besides, she was performing in a mermaid fin. How's she gonna walk with that? But now she's done it, because Better Midler is claiming Gaga stole the bit.

I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people -- and many of them are still alive....." Midler wrote over the weekend via her Twitter account, @BetteMidler. "Dear @ladygaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it's because it is!You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it" To prove it, we provide the video above.

Midler continued her rant, writing "Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid's mine" before pausing a day and adding, "@ladygaga, let's drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!"

No word on whether Gaga will accept, but having Bette angry is more dangerous than Sydney concertgoers. Those are the same people who egged Justin Bieber, fer cryin' out loud!

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[Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 3:10pm]


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