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Bette Midler Couldn't Help But Joke About Justin Bieber's Latest Nude Pic

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 28/03/2016 Stephanie Marcus
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In an unexpected twist, 50-something years into her career, it appears Bette Midler has become the foremost authority on celebrity nude photos. 

The 70-year-old performer, who will return to Broadway in 2017 for a revival of "Hello, Dolly!," recently made headlines when she joked about Kim Kardashian's recent nude selfie, so we're not exactly shocked that she had some thoughts on Justin Bieber's latest butt-baring photo on Instagram. 

If you are unfamiliar with the photo in question, you can feast your eyes on the Biebs' behind below: 

Dat ass doe @johnny photo cred

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Mar 26, 2016 at 6:15pm PDT

Of course, Midler and Bieber have what you'd call a special relationship -- she's armed and ready with biting commentary and he doesn't know who she is. 

Back in October, Midler couldn't resist chiming in after the pop star's father tweeted "@justinbieber what do you feed that thing. #proud daddy" in response to the full-frontal paparazzi photo the New York Daily News published of his son. 

Midler said what most people were thinking, but her comments went unappreciated by Bieber, who apparently wasn't familiar with her legacy. 

“This Britt Meddler. I don’t even know who that is, honestly. I wanted to immediately say, ‘Who is this lady?,' but then I’m just fueling this negativity. I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy," he told Billboard. "I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don’t think that’s sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads.”

Midler had a response to that comment, as well. 

With a history like that, all that's left to do now is sit back and wait for Biebs to respond to Britt Bette. 

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