Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and daughter Bristol Palin are furious over a Family Guy skit allegedly mocking Palin’s son Trig, who has Down syndrome.
In the Family Guy episode, the character of Chris dates a woman with Down syndrome who says her “dad’s an accountant, and my mom’s the former governor of Alaska.” Before his date, the Stewie character mocks Chris with a song called “Down Syndrome Girl”. There were also several tasteless jokes about the “short bus” and how the Down syndrome girl is “always shouting” – typical Family Guy fare really. Sarah and Bristol Palin, however, weren’t laughing.
“People are asking me to comment on yesterdayâ€™s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut,” Sarah Palin wrote in a Facebook blog post. Bristol was one who asked what I thought of the show that mocked her baby brother, Trig (and/or others with special needs), in an episode yesterday. Instead of answering, I asked her what she thought. Here is her conscientious reply, which is a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question, â€œwhen is enough, enough?”:
“People with special needs face challenges that many of us will never confront, and yet they are some of the kindest and most loving people youâ€™ll ever meet,” Bristol Palin said. “Their lives are difficult enough as it is, so why would anyone want to make their lives more difficult by mocking them? As a culture, shouldnâ€™t we be more compassionate to innocent people â€“ especially those who are less fortunate? Shouldnâ€™t we be willing to say that some things just are not funny?”
“If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed,” Bristol Palin concluded in her statement. “All they proved is that theyâ€™re heartless jerks.”
Here’s yet another reason why Levi Johnston should not have taken his clothes off for those nude Playgirl photos. (As if the ick factor alone wasn’t enough.) Former girlfriend and baby momma Bristol Palin wants her cut from all that money Levi Johnston has been making from his ‘modeling’ and media-whoring.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, is suing Levi Johnston for child support. Palin claims Johnston hasn’t given her nearly enough money to help support their son Tripp. She claims her former beau earned over $105,000 in 2009 through “various media interviews and modeling related activities,” including that nude Playgirl spread in December.
Palin wants Johnston to pay her $1,750 a month in child support from his entertainment earnings. She claims Johnston has only forked over $4,400 to support his son so far. Johnston’s manager, Tank Jones, says Bristol Palin is lying and claims his client has paid his baby momma more than $10,000 since Tripp was born.
We think Bristol Palin may be setting her sights just a bit too high in trying to wrangle nearly $2,000 a month out of Levi Johnston. After all, how long can he really keep peddling his 15 minutes of fame to keep paying the bills? Being famous for not practicing safe sex and knocking up a teenager isn’t really a long-term career.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, wants sole custody of her son with ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston. Bristol Palin filed for sole custody of Tripp in November, but the case was originally registered using pseudonyms to prevent an “onslaught of media” in the custody battle. The custody filing came to light after a Superior Court judge ruled against keeping the court proceedings closed.
Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend, wanted the court custody proceedings to be public. “I feel more comfortable in a public courtroom which will help everyone stay civil and be on their best behavior,” Johnston said in a press statement.
In addition to sole custody, Bristol Palin also wants child support and a ban on Johnston’s mother visiting with their son without supervision. Sherry Johnston was arrested earlier this year on drug charges.
Levi Johnston, who recently appeared in a racy nude photo shoot for Playgirl, wants shared custody of son Tripp and denies he has avoided his parental responsibilities.
Either way it shakes out, we just can’t help feel bad for the kid. But if poor Tripp does end up getting to stay with Mom and Grandma Palin, at least he’ll get to see Russia from his house.
Well, Snarkista’s sad to say it looks like there won’t be a royal Alaskan wedding this summer, as Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol has kicked her baby-daddy Levi Johnston out.
The young couple, who welcomed son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston two months ago, have gone their separate ways. Rumors had been swirling, and Johnston, 19, finally confirmed Wednesday that they have been broken up for a while.
After being thrust into the national spotlight last summer, Johnston and Palin, the eldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, had said they were planning to marry this summer after she finished high school.
Levi’s sister, Mercede has apparently cashed a check from the Star, and she is dishing out some dirt. She says Bristol, 18, has virtually cut Levi out of the life of their two-month-old son Tripp.
“Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible. She tells him he can’t take the baby to our house because she doesn’t want him around ‘white trash’!” Bristol won’t even allow him to watch the baby for a few hours — unless he’s babysitting!
The worst part, Mercede continues, is that the former vice presidential candidate supports Bristol’s treatment of Levi, 19. “I used to love Sarah,” Mercede says sadly. “But I’ve lost lots of respect for her.”
Sarah Palin’s future son-in-law Levi Johnston told the AP today that he’s NOT being forced into a shotgun marriage with her daughter Bristol. Levi says he’s loved Bristol for a long time, and that they’ve dated since his freshman year in high school.
“None of that’s true. We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that’s what we are going to do. We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start.”
Levi and Bristol are planning to get married this summer, and their baby is due December 18th. Levi hints that the baby’s a boy, and that he is looking forward to teaching him how to hunt and fish. Levi says “he’ll be everywhere with me.” Levi also says that his infamous Myspace page, which said he was a “redneck who didn’t want kids”, was a joke created by his friends a few years ago.
The 18-year-old hottie has dropped out of high school to take a job on Alaska’s North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician. “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but we can handle it. We’re up for it. I’m excited to have my first kid!” Snark Food says good for Levi and Bristol for not taking the easy way out. We wish them ALL the best!
Levi says he doesn’t know much about Barack Obama, but that he “seems like a nice guy.” He’s rooting hard for Sarah Palin and John McCain, of course. “I just hope she wins,” he told the AP. “She’s my future mother-in-law. She better win.”
Obama, McCain, Biden, Palin…so many choices it makes the brain hurt! Add to the mix the major fuckery going on in ALL of our largest financial institutions- Hurricanes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and OWWWW!!!
Give yourself a break and hop onto a cause with some meat in it. And I mean a HUNK of meat. Specifically, the hunk of meat named Levi Johnston, former happy-go-lucky Alaskan redneck, literally plucked out of obscurity into the limelight of Election 2008. All for knocking up Bristol Palin. Cheezus.
American ingenuity always comes through in a crisis, and many feel the need to FREE LEVI from a shotgun wedding is a cause they can genuinely get behind. Therefore, cottage industry! Cafepress has all you need to help free Levi, tell Levi to RUN, or just have something to put in your yard ‘cuz you can’t decide on a candidate! Better than Excedrin! Now if we could just FREE THE DEFICIT! It’s about to get a HELL of a lot bigger. Happy Retirement!!