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Did Lady Gaga Copy Bette Midler?

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS When Lady Gaga recently performed on stage in Australia as a mermaid in a wheelchair, she attracted criticism from handicapped groups, angry bloggers and now, Bette Midler. But rather than being offended, Midler is upset because she claims Lady Gaga stole the act from her. The 65-year-old actress-singer took to Twitter to confront the controversial 25-year-old pop-star: "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. ..." Midler tweeted, referring to Gaga's newest character, Yuyi the goth mermaid. Midler continued, "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." Midler had, in fact, performed on stage as a mermaid in a wheelchair back in the 80's, as viewable on Youtube. Midler decided to give Lady Gaga a break with a final Tweet on the subject: "Let's drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!"!tweets-official!/BetteMidler
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