The ever-controversial Sarah Palin has moved on from the political arena and is now applying her unique brand of wisdom to reality TV. In an effort to promote (defend?) her daughter’s new show, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, Sarah opted to compare it to MTV’s Teen Mom.
“Haters are going to hate,” Sarah mused. “I think [Bristol’s show is] clever. It’s absolutely real and I’m proud of [my daughters Bristol and Willow]. Her show today I think is very positive. It’s very realistic in terms of showing what single motherhood really is. It’s not like [MTV's] Teen Mom — partyin’, woo-hoo! — fun, glamorizing single motherhood.”
But, on the other hand, she says,
“Never mind the fact that Teen Mom in no way glamorizes teen pregnancy unless you consider constant battles, tears and struggles to be ‘glamorous.’ If anything, Bristol herself makes being a teen mom look glamorous. Here she has a six-figure show deal, a stint on Dancing With the Stars and fame. Who wouldn’t want that?”
However, on the other other hand,
“Still, I don’t believe that either. Bristol’s life is far from ideal, and if I were 16, it wouldn’t make me want to be a mom any more than MTV would.”
“If Bristol shows how hard teen motherhood is, so too do the girls on Teen Mom. Why does one have to be wrong for the other to be right? Bristol shows how hard it is. The Teen Mom moms show how hard it is. We can all be right at the same time.”
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