Lady Gaga has come under fire once again for her new wheelchair-bound mermaid alter ego Yuyi, this time from singer Bette Midler, who says the character is a direct rip-off of her own wheelchair-bound mermaid alter ego Delores Delago.
In a tweet on Saturday, Midler wrote “Dear @ladygaga Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine.” Actually, Midler has been performing as Delago since her 1978 world tour.
Gaga has not responded to Midler’s tweet in public. Either way, the Divine Miss M has cooled off considerably and offered an olive branch to Mother Monster in a tweet yesterday. “@ladygaga, let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!”