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.