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.
Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin‘s grandson Tripp, is cashing in on his questionable fame by starring in a new commercial for Wonderful pistachios. What we can’t get is why anyone would think this is a good idea.
19-year-old Levi Johnston landed in the media spotlight for knocking up Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential candidate and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. So, basically, he got famous for getting a teenager pregnant because he was too cool to use a condom. Then he dragged out his fame by breaking up with Bristol Palin and leaving her an unwed mother. After that, he stretched out his 15 minutes even longer by trashing Sarah Palin and her family in the media in exchange for cash. All because he couldn’t be bothered to practice safe sex.
For some reason, the advertising creators for Wonderful pistachios thought this was a really funny story and they should make fun of it by using Levi Johnston to sell their product on TV. In the commercial, Johnston stands surrounded by paparazzi, waiting for permission from his bodyguard to eat his nuts. When he puts his mouth on the pistachio, a narrator proclaims: “Now Levi Johnston does it with protection!”
First of all, equating eating pistachios with a subliminal image of Levi Johnston boinking Sarah Palin’s daughter is gross. Secondly, elevating a teenage redneck to semi-celebrity status for getting another teenager pregnant and then mocking her family in public is reprehensible.
So, in conclusion: Wonderful pistachios, we don’t want Levi Johnston’s nuts anywhere near us – and we certainly don’t want yours either.
Guess Levi Johnston’s figured out that the way to keep living the good life, without being saddled with Bristol Palin and his kid, is to take it on the road!
Levi’s gonna bring his mom and his sister to tell it all to Ty-Ty Banks Monday, April 6th. He’s going to yap about being thrust into the national spotlight when Sarah Palin joined the presidential race, why he and Bristol Palin got knocked up and other “intimate details.”