Bristol Palin Says Her Bar Rant Wasn't Homophobic — Really?

Sun, September 25, 2011 1:24pm EST by 26 Comments
Bristol Palin Homophobic Rant

After accusing a patron — who was insulting her mother Sarah Palin — of being gay, Bristol says she wasn’t disrespectful of homosexuals. Huh?

Bristol Palin‘s shocking rant at the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sept. 22 started when she got into a verbal fight with an on-looker who insulted her mother Sarah Palin. But when she said she thought the man was “a homosexual,” people were outraged. But now Bristol’s people are saying her words weren’t homophobic — but we REALLY don’t understand the logic!

Bristol, 20, attacked a 47-year-old consultant named Stephen Hanks, and her rep tells TMZ it was in self-defense.

“[Bristol] was approached in a confrontational and inappropriate manner when two men aggressively shouted expletives aimed at her in reference to her mother,” her rep said. “Bristol responded to the unprovoked verbal assault by calmly standing her ground and defending her family. The situation ended with no incident, and accusing her of homophobia is completely unfounded and totally misstates her views.”

Do you think Bristol was being homophobic, HollywoodLifers?