‘Hocus Pocus’ Fans Threaten To ‘Boycott’ Sequel Over Bette Midler’s ‘Anti-Trans’ Comment

Hocus Pocus Bette Midler: Fans are threatening to 'boycott' the sequel over Bette Midler's 'anti-trans' comment. 
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Hocus Pocus fans are threatening to ‘boycott’ the upcoming sequel over Bette Midler’s ‘anti-trans’ comment. 

People are taking to social media and slamming the 76-year-old after she said that women are being ‘erased’ on July 4.

Outraged, one tweeted: “Bette. Don’t be a TERF. Don’t make us boycott Hocus Pocus 2.”

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Another added: “Great, now I have to boycott Hocus Pocus 2 because Bette Midler is a TERF.”

“If Bette Midler doesn’t apologise for her TERF bulls*** it’s time to boycott Hocus Pocus 2,” a third commented.

Pitching in, a fourth fumed: “Oh damn, are we going to have to boycott Hocus Pocus 2… This one millennial bright spot in years of drab fascist bulls***, because Bette f***ing Midler is going full TERF? What the actual f*** 2022.”

Referencing Roe v Wade, another said: “Trans people aren’t the reason abortion is banned, Bette Midler. And that ten-year-old who had to travel to Indiana for an abortion? She isn’t a woman.

“Including all people who can get pregnant does nothing to lessen your womanhood and it’s outright absurd for you to claim so.”

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It all started when the actress took to Twitter and penned: “Women of the world. We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name.

“They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators’, and even ‘people with vaginas’.

“Don’t let them erase you. Every human on Earth owes you.”

Hocus Pocus 2 is set for a cinema release date of September 30. Midler will return to her role as one of the three Sanderson Sisters, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

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