Bette Midler claimed that Lady Gaga‘s wheelchair stunt performance was stolen from her own idea.
Bette has apparently used a wheelchair for some kind of mermaid show.
“I’m not sure Lady Gaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people – and many of them are still alive … Dear Lady Gaga 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 … Dear Lady Gaga I’ve been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980 – You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker t–s — mermaid’s mine.”
Gaga doesn’t really seem like the type that would steal ideas from other performers…but even is she did, maybe it’s because she admires Bette’s bold forms of shock entertainment.
But if Bette has performed in a wheelchair, why did she not have eggs tossed at her, but Gaga did?
Does a mermaid make it less controversial or something?