On Monday, Bette Midler, sweet singing grandma angel of our dreams, decided that she had literally seen enough of Kim Kardashian West.
Earlier in the day, West Instagrammed a nude selfie she'd taken in an opulent bathroom, complete with a caption implying that the moment was totally relatable because we all have days when we're rich and naked.
Kardashian's photo caught Midler's attention, who channeled her resulting wrath into a 138-character takedown. Midler was not entertained, seemingly bored with Kardashian's nude body, and asked Kardashian to find a different way to thrill her:
Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen,— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 7, 2016
she's gonna have to swallow the camera.
Midler is technically correct. Kardashian has posed topless in Playboy in 2007 and fully nude in W magazine in 2010, Paper magazine in 2014, and Love magazine in 2015. And on her television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian's two pregnancies and attendant ultrasounds have been a prominent storyline. The star also X-rayed her butt in one of the show's landmark episodes.
But Kardashian didn't let Midler's tweet go unanswered. She attempted to insult Midler by calling Midler old and joking that the singer should pose for some nude photos too:
hey @BetteMidler I know it's past your bedtime but if you're still up and reading this send nudes #justkidding— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
She followed this up with an accusation that Midler had tried to be a "fake friend" to Kardashian because Midler once allegedly sent a present to Kardashian:
hey @BetteMidler I really didn't want to bring up how you sent me a gift awhile back trying to be a fake friend then come at me #dejavu— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
And finally, Kardashian tweeted a cryptic GIF of an unidentified, computerized Asian woman sipping a beverage*:
March 8, 2016
Midler has not responded to Kardashian's request for nudes or to her GIF.
*Yes, I know this is meant to be Kim Kardashian.