During a recent episode of Bristol Palin's reality show, her 3-year-old son Tripp Palin, reportedly called his Aunt Willow a “f-ggot,” but Bristol said on Monday that Sarah Palin's grandson used a different "f-word,' which Bristol blamed on the influence of "national television."
Apparently, Tripp was throwing a tantrum for being denied a trip to the pool. Bristol and Willow laughed as the child uttered his profanity and had to be bleeped (video below).
Bristil Palin said: "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.'"
"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 snowmachine buddies. He’s apparently picked up some language that I’d prefer he not use. On national television or at home."
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"I do oppose gay marriage, as I’ve written about before. I guess the temptation to label my three year old son is just too great for the lefty papers to resist."
Journalist Alan Colmes wrote of the story: 'Life is a Tripp' showrunner Matt Lutz says he was in the room, and little Tripp Palin wasn’t insulting his aunt by saying 'f-ggot.' It was the f-word that the little angel uttered. If true, we can all be relieved that it wasn’t a homophobic slur, but rather just a word for sexual intercourse that the three-year old sprayed out."