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.
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