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Britt Meddler? Bette Midler responds after Justin Bieber botches name

by Erin Clements / / Source: TODAY

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Move over, Adele Dazeem.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Justin Bieber addressed Bette Midler's criticism of his dad's response to nude photos of the 21-year-old singer that surfaced last month. But as it turns out, Bieber has never heard of the 69-year-old star.

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25:  Justin Bieber attends the MTV EMA's 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for MTV) HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Bette Midler attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: Justin Bieber attends the MTV EMA's 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for MTV) HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Bette Midler attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Getty Images

“This Britt Meddler,” he told the magazine, apparently botching Midler's name unintentionally. “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."

(We guess he's never seen "Beaches"?)

Fortunately, Midler had the perfect response.

"Britt Meddler! I don't know who that is either!" she hilariously tweeted Thursday.

Naturally, it didn't take long for a "Britt Meddler" Twitter account to appear, poking fun at the mangled moniker.

Fittingly, the account shared a Throwback Thursday photo of "Britt" posing with a pal who's been the subject of a similar gaffe: Idina Menzel.

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