At a luncheon at the White House in 1968, Lady Bird Johnson asked Eartha Kitt about "the problem of juvenile delinquency in the U.S." Kitt replied, "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. They rebel in the street. They will take pot and they will get high. They don’t want to go to school because they’re going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam."
As the linked piece says: "IN THE WHITE HOUSE, in front of the President of the United States and a bunch of white women. Even after the luncheon was over and the news spread like wildfire that Kitt had 'made the First Lady cry,' the pinnacle of class and grace that was Madame Eartha was not sorry."
Interviewer: It was apparently a very embarrassing moment for Mrs. Johnson. Do you have any regrets about that?
Eartha Kitt: No. I don't have any regrets about it at all. Why should I regret that she was embarrassed? That's her problem.