Bristol Palin Tells Margaret Cho Mom Sarah Didn't Force Her On 'Dancing With The Stars' & Makes Questionable Gay Joke!

Sun, December 5, 2010 1:40pm EDT by 32 Comments

After Margaret claimed Bristol was forced to appear on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ by mom Sarah Palin, the single mother responds in a lengthy open letter but closes with a gay joke — was it really a joke or an insult?

It appears that once again the Palin family is having trouble discerning between what is and is not acceptable to say on Facebook. This time it is Bristol Palin who in an open letter to her Dancing With the Stars cast mate Margaret Cho explained that if the comedian and actress could just see how common sense her family’s conservative values were she would, “embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert.” Margaret is an open bisexual while KD and Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls are open lesbians.

Also in the letter is Bristol’s response to what she claims is false information dispensed by Margaret. While Margaret said Sarah Palin forced her daughter to go on the show to gain media coverage and make-up for ruining the 2008 election for her, Bristol said none of these facts were true. She claims she was approached herself and her parents played no role in forcing her on the program. She also stated, “Anyone who watched the show could tell I performed better, and I felt better about myself, when they were in the audience. I wanted to make them both proud, but politics had nothing to do with it. Loving my parents had everything to do with it.”

As for her gay quip, while not as harsh as sister Willow’s decidedly homophobic rant in defense of her mom, it does seem to be a bit of a dig at bisexual Margaret, who is in fact currently married to a man.

What do you think HollywoodLifers? Was Bristol’s joke totally inappropriate or okay?

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gbtw

Posted at 7:03 PM on December 6, 2010  

i wish some of the offended people would explain how what she said was a slur… is she not allowed to reference anything other than heterosexual culture? she was probably just trying to show off that she isn’t oblivious to the lgbt world… tho kd lang? indigo girls? maybe she needs to update her repertoire. i don’t think there is anything wrong with what she said (though am happy to listen to anyone who can say what was wrong with it), but i agree with the person who said that she should learn to pick her battles. i can understand that she’d be sick of all of the rabid haters who have unfairly judged her, but she doesn’t need to address most of these people.

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Mal

Posted at 6:00 PM on December 6, 2010  

Please explain why anything Margaret Cho has to say regarding the Palin family is relevant. Cho likes to bash sweet young girls with facts acquired from mysterious sources. LOL Looks like bi-sexual Cho can give it but cannot take it. Perhaps she’s jealous that the viewers thought her dancing stunk while Bristol and Mark made it to the finals. Now it’s a “homophobic” rant if you mention homosexuals but it’s okay to base a young girl’s mother. Poor messed up Margaret.

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You'reATrigg

Posted at 3:42 AM on December 7, 2010  

Are you so stupid that you think Margaret Cho wrote this article?! This is written to whip doughy comment board nimrods like you into a froth.

How exactly is Margaret Cho “sad”? Do you think her life & career are over because she didn’t win a lame reality show dance contest?!? Unlike Bristol, Margaret Cho has a career based on actual talent, not on her ability to not use birth control and/or judgment. She has a stable marriage and is happy & open with her sexuality. Unlike a fat, not-too-bright horse face who got knocked up out of wedlock like Bristol Palin. Now THAT’S sad. Your Mom is a phony right wing family values shill, and you go and bang some guy and get knocked up while the entire world is laughing.

Screw you for being so stupid. I’d say the same to the Palins but they’re well on their pathetic way. If everyone stops looking at them at once, maybe they’ll slink back to Alaska or whatever horrid place they hail from.

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R G Miller

Posted at 11:15 AM on December 6, 2010  

Somebody please explain why anything Bristol says is relevant to a better world?

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Babe

Posted at 10:54 AM on December 6, 2010  

She is as dumb as her mom. They would do or say anything to grab media attention, but fortunately it won’t work in the long run.

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Betx88

Posted at 12:14 AM on December 6, 2010  

She is an idiot the end , I read her letter I love how she takes the time to comment on how Obama is doing such a horrible Job as if her mother could do any better honestly has that idiot woman won we would be In worse shape NO president could clean up or economy it tools YEARS to get our ecomony in such and shape it is not Going to take overnight to fix The usas problems and if people truly believe Sarah palin was Rhe answer are very wrong !! it’s not to say a republican could but Sarah sure as hell could not , and her daughter and her entire family are such a joke , they have no respect for anyone diversly different from them , gay , lesbian , black , Hispanic , or respect for the environment let alone care for our populations health crisis , I wish this family would stick to Alaska and stay out of politics ! god forbid this family ever make it to the white house you can bet millions other will flood the polls come 2012 to assure she stays out of the election

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anonymous

Posted at 11:14 PM on December 5, 2010  

People in glass houses should not throw stones, Bristol looks like a little piggy wiggy with a double chin, the first dancer on DWTS that did not loose weight since when offending a group of people is okay because you believe you were slighted by one person, why are we so accepting of hate and polarizing by these trailer park trash called the Palins with her knocked-up daughter, whose ony desire is to live in the white House. Sarah Palin is an empty barrel who behaves like an actopus with guns blazing in each of its tentrils, for crying out loud take these nitwits out of the news, they don’t have anything constructive to offer mankind.

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jezoebel

Posted at 10:46 PM on December 5, 2010  

If Bristol was trying to tell a joke, she needs a better ghostwriter.

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totally not a fan

Posted at 9:50 PM on December 5, 2010  

the girl has every right to defend herself. You can’t hurt someone’sand when they hit you below the belt say…”I was just kidding!” Well obviously you are kidding with the wrong person. I am not a fan of the Palin family but when you attack someone they have a right to defend themselves. But Momma Palin, you need to teach your daughter to choose her battles but then again her behavior does not surprise me because the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree!

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bladess

Posted at 9:45 PM on December 5, 2010  

Margret spoke her opinion with little intention to hurt someone. Bristol said something about a whole group of people. It’s like a black joke or a jew joke. It’s very disrespectful.

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just my opinion

Posted at 8:36 PM on December 5, 2010  

hey an eye for an eye, why can margaret say something nasty about bristol or her family, and Bristol can’t say something snarky back??..and remember ONE of these two is 20 years old, the other, what..45?

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gbtw

Posted at 7:05 PM on December 6, 2010  

completely… pick on someone your own age cho (tho i love you… haha).

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You'reATrigg

Posted at 3:44 AM on December 7, 2010  

Snarky is one thing. Homophobic is another.

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Bigand Tawl

Posted at 6:48 PM on December 5, 2010  

Bristol is hot. Margaret is not.

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bladess

Posted at 9:45 PM on December 5, 2010  

that doesn’t matter….

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Jim

Posted at 10:41 PM on December 5, 2010  

Bristol got fatter as the season went on – who does that? She is not hot!

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mimi tholsted

Posted at 11:24 AM on December 6, 2010  

Yes I noticed that too – how can you become fatter under that show, everybody always got into shape????…very strange….

 
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gbtw

Posted at 7:09 PM on December 6, 2010  

exercise makes you hungry… and muscley…

 
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mimi tholsted

Posted at 11:21 AM on December 6, 2010  

Bristol is NOT hot

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Ladybug

Posted at 6:17 PM on December 5, 2010  

ITS A METAPHORE! Omg, if someone felt disrespected by it then they need to grow up. I’m a bi-sexual and I read it was was like. Okay, and giggled a little. Media is so dumb. They try to get everyone worked up about anything. WHoever started this story “mental agility of a soap dish.”

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blah

Posted at 9:00 PM on December 5, 2010  

Seriously. She didn’t take a cheap shot at anyone–people are wayyy too sensitive these days, it’s ridiculous.

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Cappo

Posted at 12:55 AM on December 6, 2010  

But… then what would they have to write about?

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cindy

Posted at 4:58 PM on December 5, 2010  

Good God, get over it. It was Not a racial slur by all means. All it is, is the media jumping on it because she is a palin and everyone likes to slam them. Besides, if someone is going to say things negitive about a person, then by all means all is fair.

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Common Sense

Posted at 4:40 PM on December 5, 2010  

Cho attacked Bristol without evidence. Bristol was okay in her response that included a gag line that would have been laughed at if a gay person said it.

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Kenneth W. Treuter

Posted at 3:53 PM on December 5, 2010  

I can hear the painful “ouch” which came from the Cho Ho as Bristol cut to the chase and practiced some very astute and needed “tell it like it is” speech. Good for Bristol! I like honesty in replies to morons. Bristol, you go girl, I see an interesting and exciting future for you as you continue to kick the dimlibbers’ (dim-witted liberals – be they Demonrats, so-called moderates or “progressive” statists or socialistic commies)asses.

The OBAMANATION UPON THE NATION, INC. is rapidly crumbling and it’s great sport to see it being assaulted from many fronts, including within the perverted world of Holyweirdness.

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shirleyA

Posted at 3:14 PM on December 5, 2010  

Bristol had a right to lash out at Cho Ho!

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LittleMo

Posted at 4:22 PM on December 5, 2010  

Not with those kinds of comments she doesn’t. All Margaret Cho did was have the courage to say what a lot of people were thinking and anybody with an ounce of common sense knew was true. Getting mad at somebody does not make it okay to use a racial or sexual orientation slur as your reply.

Bristol had no right to go as far as she did.

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bladess

Posted at 9:47 PM on December 5, 2010  

noone ever has the right to lash out. if they did, then abuse would be legal. that’s just someone lashing out after a long, stressful day.

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Michele707

Posted at 2:08 PM on December 5, 2010  

How about we stop covering the stupid homophobic Palin family! Second lets us be worried about more important things than what this totally racist, homophoic, terroritst family has to say, where they say and more importantly why they are saying it. The Palin’s are nothing but low class trailor trash, I mean at Bristol and Willow ages you know better, at least I did! And at Sarah age she is the most hate filled person I have ever seen, she and Glenn Beck and the whole Fox Faux reporting agency needs to be dismantled and it needs to go away! What is being allowed to be said on that show and all is nothing more than hate filled speech which is further dividing a nation already in peril, so lets us not forget in 2012 if we see her thinking of a run for the Oval Office, let’s get Tina Fey and Bill Maher and all the commentators to pull every clip of Sarah Palin being stupid, because that is what she is, she isn’t cute she is dangerous stupid! Enough said about the Palin’s oh and start boycotting Discovery and TLC to show we won’t support her or her show, she is now a media elitest to the worst!

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Trout

Posted at 1:51 PM on December 5, 2010  

The question is…Who has the best ghostwriters? Bristol or her mother?

FREE BRISTOL!
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….from her mother
….from her mother’s ghostwriters
….from her mother’s lawyers
….from her mother’s advisors
….from her mother’s Wasilla Fox News compound
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FREE BRISTOL!

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Betx88

Posted at 12:17 AM on December 6, 2010  

The apple doesnt fall far from the tree , she along with her mother are such a joke.

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mimi tholsted

Posted at 11:26 AM on December 6, 2010  

OH yes when will it be over with that Palin family – more daughters to go???????

 
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