Remember how Bristol Palin got knocked up by some dipshit hillbilly and it made her super famous despite her having no talent and looking like a narwhal with a spray-tan? It gets worse: It turns out, Bristol made $262,000 last year by talking about how awful it is to be pregnant as a teenager. You know, what with her having rich parents and a cushy, work-free job due in large part to the fact that she got knocked up. You see, this is why I don’t bother trying to understand hillbilly logic.
The now 20-year-old single mother earned a hefty paycheck for her work as an abstinence ambassador. The daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made $262,000 as the Candie’s Foundation’s spokeswoman, according to the AP. Palin was famously pregnant by her now ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, 20, during her mother and John McCain’s 2008 run for the White House. She gave birth to her son Tripp, now 2, in December 2009 at age 18, igniting controversy nationwide because of her mother’s strong stance on abstinence only sex education for teens. SOURCE
I wish I could say this surprises me, but honestly? It really doesn’t. Let’s face it: People love saying one thing and then doing another, and the issue of teen pregnancy seems to be this policy at its worst. Basically, we tell teens not to have sex and not to use protection, then bombard them with sexualized images and create shows about pregnant teenage moms. Not that teens shouldn’t have sex, but for God’s sake, wear a goddamn condom already. They’re honestly not that bad. It’s like comparing Diet Coke to regular Coke. You know, if regular Coke came with the risk of pregnancy and STIs. I’ll stick with Diet, thank you very much.