Viewers of Lifetime’s Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp may have thought the 3-year-old son of Bristol Palin uttered a homophobic slur to his aunt Willow on the July 22 episode. However Bristol denies what Tripp said during the toddler’s temper tantrum.
She blogged: “As I’ve said before, I sometimes struggle to raise Tripp. However, he does not use slurs. On the most recent episode of Life’s a Tripp, The Huffington Post is reporting that my son said the word ‘f-gg-t.’ This is not true. Let me be clear. I’m not proud of what he did say. Sadly, he used a different ‘f word.'”
She added, “Lifetime filmed over 12 months (on and off) and they caught a moment on film that would cause any parent to be red in the face. Tripp is always surrounded by adults — around the campfires with cousins and their friends, at the shop with my dad and his snow machine buddies. He’s apparently picked up some language that I’d prefer he not use. On national television or at home.”
The 21-year-old has admitted she is opposed to gay marriage but does not encourage her son to use hate speech.
“I guess the temptation to label my 3-year-old son is just too great for the lefty papers to resist.”