With how interconnected politics and social media tend to be nowadays, there are certain expectations that are usually prudent to have before making a political statement on Twitter.
Perhaps one of the more obvious truisms holds that as soon as you firmly place yourself on the political spectrum (including in the center), you're likely to attract a barrage of statements from those who disagree with you. If you're an entertainer, you can also expect at least one person to lament that you should stay out of politics for whatever reason.
However, even with these expectations in place, it's still not impossible to make a statement that draws backlash from more than just the usual suspects who oppose you.
On Wednesday, acclaimed singer Better Midler made such a statement.