Most women would be overjoyed at the idea of a Justin Bieber nude photo, but famous longtime entertainer Bette Midler is not one of them. When Beiber shared his “Bieb Butt” over the weekend, Midler was quick to respond with some teasing about the image. And better yet, this all comes at a time when Midler is still feuding with another megastar over—you guessed it—nudity on social media!
The pic of Justin Bieber in question was posted by the musician on his Instagram account over the weekend. The pic features Bieber on a beach staring out at the water—and doing so while buck naked. With the accompanying text “Dat ass doe,” it’s clear that Justin Bieber knows what he’s got and wanted to show it off. The subsequent two million-plus likes the post has received should come as no surprise.
Midler was quick to make fun of the image, tweeting, “Justin Bieber Instagrammed a nude pic on Easter Sunday. His eggs were hidden, but he was definitely serving two hams. [sic]” The tweet didn’t prove as popular as the image did, but it’s likely that Midler doesn’t care and prefers quality over quantity.
That said, Bieber likely didn’t care about the tweet either, given the two stars’ history. Back in October, 2015, when paparazzi captured a shot of Bieber naked from the front, the singer’s dad tweeted how proud he was of the size of his son’s “Justin Jr.,” leading Bette Midler to write, “I think the biggest dick in this situation is the dad who abandoned his son.” In a later interview with Billboard regarding the tweet, Bieber said he had no idea who “Britt Meddler” was; Midler responded with, “I don’t know who that is either! But damn that b****!”
While some appreciate that Bette Midler pokes fun at Justin Bieber, others have called her behavior hypocritical due to the flak she’s given Kim Kardashian—except that “flak” was also light teasing! When Kardashian tweeter her famous nude selfie earlier this month, Midler wrote, “If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera. [sic]” Kardashian saw this and took offense, but Midler called Kim on her inability to take a joke. Fans of Kardashian also accused Midler of slut-shaming for her initial comments, but the queen of the social media zinger has yet to address those accusations; instead, she’s trying to turn the feud into a good thing by encouraging Kardashian to donate to a good cause, which Midler will match and double. Kudos, Bette!