Bristol Palin in homophobic PR setback

Seems the Palins just can’t keep themselves out of the news these days and if it’s not Sarah Palin with her foot firmly planted in her mouth, it’s young, single mom Bristol Palin who can’t manage to do anything right.

The way they conduct their lives has made them less of a viable political and homely presidential candidate and more of a season of the Osbournes. For all her rhetoric, Sarah Palin is as stupid as she is arrogant – a perfect president in the making.

Bristol on the other hand behaves like a preacher’s daughter doing just about everything she can to destabilise her mother’s political career, whether she realises it or not. Not that her mom needs any help of course.

Three generations of Palin. There is no hope for mankind if this kind of banality is the best we have to aspire to.

Now, before we get to the reasons why Bristol Palin has been accused of homophobia, let it be clear that this is not an anti-republican rant, in fact there is absolutely no political agenda here what so ever; merely observations of stupid people doing stupid things which is always entertaining.

So why was Bristol Palin accused of homophobia?

On Thursday night the potential presidential daughter and reality TV star went to the Saddle Ranch in Hollywood, California to shoot some footage for her forthcoming reality TV show. That in itself tells us enough – publicity for the Palin name at all costs.

Turns out that instead of fans waiting to greet her as she mounted the mechanical bull (just to show the world what a down to earth, girl next door type she really is) some drunk and angry cowboys hurled abuse at her.

The opening gambit intended to humiliate her was, “Did you ride Levi like that? Your mother’s a whore.”

Stephen Hanks was asking the poignant questions, a 47-year-old homosexual according to Bristol. After further argument and abuse from Hanks, including him calling Sarah Palin “the fucking devil”, Bristol, with the cameras rolling, asked the agitated Hanks if he hated her mother because he was gay.

Stephen Hanks and Bristol Palin have a showdown at the ranch. Homophobic accusations follow.

Since then her representative has been treading on egg shells to assure the public that his client is not homophobic, although anti-tea-partyers will be loving the negative attention this latest Palin blunder has brought the Republicans.

Her rep’s statement read: “(Bristol) was approached in a confrontational and inappropriate manner when two men aggressively shouted expletives aimed at her in reference to her mother. Bristol responded to the unprovoked verbal assault by calmly standing her ground and defending her family.”

Bristol’s line of defence and questioning comes on the back of a series of inflammatory remarks made by her mother towards the gay community. Tact has never been one of her strong points and it seems her political career is becoming something of a carousel and a fiasco, with her unable to keep comical errors out of her every utterance.

It’s fairly apparent that Bristol isn’t homophobic, she’s just a bit thick and tactless like her mother.

Whether this latest Palin gaff will lead to anything disastrous remains to be seen, but there are those out there who relish seeing the family, who are doing their utmost to blur the lines between TV stars and politicians, fall flat on their faces, shrivel up and disappear from our lives. For now though, whatever it takes to keep themselves in the public eye, after all, it makes for great television, right?

Reality TV - the future of television. Bristol Palin is becoming a permanent fixture.

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