Sarah Palin News: Bristol Palin’s Baby Daddy On Tyra Banks
Plus: Sarah Palin’s sister-in-law arrested for robbery
And on the next episode of America’s Next Baby Daddy - Levi Johnston, father of Bristol Palin’s baby. Yes, Levi gave his first public interview about impregnating former VP candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter to … wait for it … The Tyra Banks Show.
In the episode, airing Monday, Levi tells TyTy about his relationship with Bristol, discusses teen sex, and flip-flops on whether or not they used contraception. He also insists that Sarah Palin knew her daughter was having sex because, “Moms are pretty smart.”
Moms–especially snowmobiling hockey moms–also get pretty mad when you trash-talk their daughter’s sex lives on national television.
Sarah has already issued a statement condemning Levi’s appearance.
“Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We’re disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship,” says Palin’s publicist, Meghan Stapleton.
“Bristol’s focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence,” the statement continues. “It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well-being of the child.”
The statement ends, “Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions.”
Sarah’s right–Levi looks like a total jackass for going on the show after dumping Bristol. What sort of impervious jerk gets his girlfriend pregnant, leaves her and then talks about it with an impish grin to TyTy? A brainless teenage boy, that’s who.
If I were Sarah, I’d be beyond furious. As Bristol’s mom, she has every right to be.
But it’s disingenuous of her to chastise him for chasing “fame, attention and fortune” when she is guilty of the same. The Duchess of the Yukon paraded Levi and Bristol around during her campaign as teen parents who were doing the “right” thing, keeping their baby and planning a wedding.
And abstinence education? Really? How far can you stick your head in the sand? Look at little Tripp and ask yourself how well abstinence-only sex ed works.
In fact, as I watch this advance clip of Monday’s episode, I’m not sure Levi even understands what “safe sex” means.
Tyra asks, “Were you practicing safe sex?”
“Yep,” he mumbles.
Tyra–give fierce credit where fierce credit is due–persists. “Even when the baby was conceived?” she asks.
Tyra helps him out by suggesting perhaps it was a “wardrobe malfunction” that got Bristol preggers?
To which he unconvincingly responds, “I guess.”
TyTy keeps at him. “Every time you practiced safe sex?”
Levi–possibly the worst liar this side of the Iditarod–sticks to his story.
Tyra asks again if he really practiced safe sex every time. He grunts in the affirmative. At this point, Levi’s own sister is shaking her head.
Finally, he grins, “Most of the time,” and the audience cheers.
So very sad on so many levels.
Tyra is surprisingly good at using her fame to shed light on issues affecting teens. She joined Oprah to very publicly denounce and dissect Chris Brown’s alleged battering of Rihanna. Let’s hope TyTy uses the rest of the episode and her teen cred to clarify safe sex practices and the many consequences of unprotected couplings.
And let’s hope Levi crawls back under the Alaskan snowblower from whence he came.
Speaking of–there’s even more trouble blowing into the Palin family this week. “First dude” Todd Palin’s half-sister was arrested Thursday for breaking into a Wasilla home–twice–last week. Yes, that’s right. The same house. Two times. One week.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, homeowner Theodore Turcott was robbed first on March 26 and then last Tuesday–losing about $2,600 in cash. So when he saw an unfamiliar 1993 Toyota Camry (belonging to Todd’s sis, Diana Palin) pull into his driveway Thursday, he did the logical thing: He hid in his bathroom with a gun.
Just like in frontier days!
As Diana went for the cash in his bedroom cabinet, he held her at gunpoint until police arrived.
But the story gets even better worse. As Theodore was performing his citizen’s arrest, Diana’s four-year-old daughter wandered out of the Camry and into the house to witness the whole thing. The little girl later told police that she’d been to the house before with her mom, even though Diana denied it.
Sarah Palin isn’t commenting on the felony burglary charges against her sis-in-law.
But Diana’s husband, Scott McLean, told the ADN he was shocked that his stay-at-home wife would turn bandit.
“Everything seemed normal,” he said.
Interesting choice of words, Scott. I might have gone with “crazy town.” But to each his own.
Oh, Sarah Palin and family, thank you. Levi Johnston on the Tyra show, sisters-in-law breaking and entering … You just don’t know when to stop giving, do you?