After entertainer Bette Midler called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out,” a coal miner from that state responded by saying West Virginians contribute far more to America than anything she does – and that many West Virginians would even be better at doing her job.
In an interview on Fox & Friends First on Wednesday, coal miner Bo Copley said that West Virginians aren’t losing any sleep over Midler’s insult, especially since her career has been at a standstill for a while now:
“I think my first reaction was, ‘Bette Who?’ I don’t really recall anything that she’s done too significant here in the last little bit.
“I don’t think a lot of West Virginians are losing sleep over it. The only thing to lose sleep over is getting up early and heading out and going to work.”
And, while the things Hollywood’s liberal elites say get a lot of attention, West Virginians know that they’re doing more to drive the nation forward than entertainers like Midler, Copley said:
“It does get tiresome. They have the platforms. They’re the people that can get their tweets read and for people react to. But, honestly, we know, deep in our hearts, the things that we do here in this state really drive this nation far more than someone like Bette Midler or Hollywood liberal elitists.”
What’s more, Copley said, there are plenty of people in West Virginia talented enough to do Midler’s job better than she does it:
“The way I look at it, I’m sure there are way more people in this state that could do her job than any of these jobs that she can possibly do.
“So, I would throw that gauntlet down and say, ‘You come to do what we do and see how well you do at it, or give us a chance to do what you do.’
“And, I promise you, we could do better at what she does.”
Midler slurred West Virginians Monday in a tweet calling them “poor, illiterate and strung out” – and said that Sen. Manchin (D-WV) wants to turn all Americans into the same type of poor, strung-out illiterates.