Sarah Palin Says Bristol's Show Is 'More Real' Than 'Teen Mom'

Bristol PalinSarah Palin isn't known for being especially smart. She often makes gaffes that make intellectuals cringe and speaks on subjects about which she has no knowledge. It seems MTV's Teen Mom is one of those things.

Hasn't Palin ever heard the old expression: "If you've never seen a show, don't try to talk about it like you have?" OK, so that MAY not be the adage, but it IS true.

The governor turned VP candidate turned reality star was defending her daughter's show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp and, in doing so, she insulted MTV's Teen Mom. For no reason.

Read her comments below:

Haters are going to hate. I think it’s clever. [The show is] absolutely real and I’m proud of the girls. 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 the Teen Mom  -- partyin’, woo-hoo! -- fun, glamorizing single motherhood.

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?

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.

Regardless, it's insane to give a scathing review of something you have (clearly) not seen. 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?

In Sarah Palin's entertainment world, it's always a competition. Someone has to be wrong. It's hog wash and silly.

Bristol shows how hard it is. The Teen Mom moms show how hard it is. We can all be right at the same time. Gasp!

Do you think Sarah's comments are silly?


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stork... storkneedsgps

Yep, all teen moms get to go on Dancing with the Stars, make thousands of dollars doing hypocritical speeches about waiting till marriage to college students and have access to the best education, childcare, medical care and nannies. Yep, totally. Teen Mom is over dramatic but really?

jalaz77 jalaz77

As real as her face real?? Give me a break.

Staci Henry

she gets everything handed to her  spoiled  brat she has no clue what its like to be a "Single" Teen mom! 

laylay2 laylay2

storkneedsgps , I dont think they are hypocritical speeches about waiting to have sex and children, rather speeches to inform you that being a parent is a 24/7 job you cant just be a parent from 9-5 and be done and go party and hang out with friends. They tell them that if they do have children at young ages that their live are going to change, granted some of them do go out a lot but the speeches are not meant to be hypocrtical.

nonmember avatar justice

U have some nerve Sara Palin!!!

micha... michael10ashley

Bristol is just a spoiled brat good for her she has money she doesn't have to go work. Does she pay rent? Does she have to get free diapers and learn to survive on barely to no money? No she probably couldn't do shit she's a brat and I don't like her mom Sarah. I wish once in a while I could go out every mom deserves to go out and get some her time. Being a parent isn't always 24/7 if you have someone caring for them so you can go out get real. If you work are you watching the child? No, so it's not a 24/7 job if your away 8-10 hours.

nonmember avatar kelcoz022593

Teen Mom is more realistic.. Those young kids don't have the money or support that Bristol has. Sarah Palin is a moron.

Roxanne Feighner

Really Sarah??? I watch all of the trashy reality series, Im pretty sure you need to step back and watch how Tripp is being raised. The kid is completely how of control, and has no discipline. Maybe she needs to take less time worrying about Mtv's girls and focus on her own family.

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