It is always a spectacle when one diva copies another one, especially when they are called out for being a copycat. Lady Gaga was recently criticized for performing onstage in a wheelchair during a concert, but Bette Midler took to her Twitter account to let the world know that this shtick on wheels is over 20 years old.
According to the Divine Miss M, "Dear @ladygaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar - it's because it is! You can see it on youtube 24/7 - with ME performing it."
Bette, you are an original and an icon, but remember, imitation is the biggest form of flattery!