Bette Midler has apologized for a now-deleted tweet in which she said that “women, are the n-word of the world.”

The Hocus Pocus star shared the controversial remarks Thursday in response to the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Bette Midler, Tweet

She added that women are “raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”

After controversy erupted over Midler’s tweet, with many saying that her comments led to the erasure of Black women’s experience, she issued an apology.

“The too brief investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh infuriated me. Angrily I tweeted w/o thinking my choice of words would be enraging to black women who doubly suffer, both by being women and by being black,” she said. “I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize.”

Before her apology, Midler had said that she was quoting Yoko Ono and that it wasn’t about race. Social media users called out the star saying that the quote was originally from author Zora Neale Hurston.

“The most irritating part of this Bette Midler shit is that she’s quoting Yoko who STOLE it from Zora Neale Hurston but not before ERASING Black from it,” wrote Leslie Mac.

Here are some other tweets calling out Midler: