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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.’

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3 Remarks

  1. Ugh, just like her ‘mother’ hate it and yet play along and ready and willing to talk to the media 24/7 with, it to get coins, she is a joke like that whole family.

  2. Greg,
    Love your blog. I visit every night.
    But really, you shouldn’t be covering this bimbo.
    She wants the attention, but she has done nothing to earn it.
    If you promote her, the execs at DWTS feel justified in their idiotic decision to foist her on the nation yet again.

  3. This might be the time to prepare against the organized pro-Bristol “vote team,” borrowed from the tea party. Since politics are at high pitch this fall, having “Palin Presence” in your face is the way to get free national media exposure every week. It seems to me that some activism from the gay community to offset the Palin juggernaut on DWTS.

    I don’t want to hear her given one minute of free air time to expound on homophobia, family, fundamentalism. I also do not want the show to degenerate into a gutter fight, when Bristol has no dance talent beyond a high school prom — but for Mark Ballas dancing magic around a gasoline pump.

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