Bristol Palin strikes back at “simplistic” media
I was at the TV Critics Association Press Tour session where Bristol Palin was asked how she feels about gay people and how she would feel if she were paired with a gay male dancer on Dancing With the Stars.
Her answer that she is “not a homophobic” just because she supports “traditional marriage” got all the headlines because, let’s face it, the rest of the session was dreadfully uninteresting.
Well, apparently Bristol was feeling a lot of “hate” from reporters that day and is so frustrated at the way she was portrayed that she wrote a blog post that is a lot more articulate than the brief and seemingly scripted answers she tried to give at the press event.
Of “the media” she writes: “In their simplistic minds, the fact that I’m a Christian, that I believe in God’s plan for marriage, means that I must hate gays and must hate to even be in their presence. Well, they were right about one thing: there was hate in that media room, but the hate was theirs, not mine.”
Of being asked whether she’d mind having a gay dance partner on DWTS she writes: ‘Frankly, I found the question silly,’ she writes. Of course, I’d most like to dance with Mark (Ballas) again, but that’s up to the producers! If I can’t dance with Mark, I’d love to dance with a gay partner, a straight partner, or anything in between.’
She adds: ‘If I have a gay dance partner, we may have some interesting discussions about morality, marriage, and whether the government made him a great dancer because it built the roads that he drove on to dance practice. But I can promise you that I’ll give it my best effort, I’ll learn all I can learn, and I’ll be proud to hoist that elusive mirror ball trophy right by his side.’