Bristol Palin’s Phony Lifeon June 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm
I am actually glad the Palins keep whoring themselves out to reality TV. Their entire “just a regular ol’ American family” image gets tarnished the more they put themselves in front of a camera. Bristol is doing the nation a service with her new show “Life’s a Tripp.” She goes clubbing, dumps her son on her 17 year old sister, Willow and goes shopping in Beverly Hills. Yup, regular ol’ American family.
From the New York Times:
But the real drama of the show is between Bristol and Willow, who resents being treated as a nanny by her sister, becomes homesick and decides to return to Alaska, leaving Bristol sobbing that she doesn’t want to be left alone and doesn’t want to take care of Tripp all by herself.
That big sister-little sister dynamic has some real-life resonance, but the “Teen Mom” poignancy is undercut by the palatial surroundings. Bristol gives Tripp his bath in a marble bathroom fit for a Roman emperor.
It’s important to note that while the show is playing up the “teen mom” angle, Bristol is 21 and, lucky for her, doesn’t face the problems actual regular ol’ American single moms face like a balancing work and doctor’s appointments or finding daycare or paying the rent. The more she bemoans her “difficult” life, the less she will resonate with the Palinites. Sooner or later, maybe they’ll figure out that the Palins are world class hypocrites that exist to make money and could give a damn about their followers.