Setting the Record Straight

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.

I do oppose gay marriage, as I’ve written about before (and the HuffPo points out).  I guess the temptation to label my three year old son is just too great for the lefty papers to resist.  However, one of my new Twitter followers made an excellent point.

He tweeted that the left tries to hold my three year old son more accountable than their adult spokespeople.

In the meantime, my #IBuiltThis video is going viral — with its message of real hope and classic American self-reliance.  If you care more about the fate of our nation and culture than the verbal slips of a three-year-old, please watch.

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  • Senior Citizen

    Forget what a 3yo boy said. Consider how the supposedly “adult” Palin girls behaved. They giggled and smirked like 3yos themselves. And is anyone surprised? Will anyone be surprised when the 3yo grows up to be a partying high school dropout like his mom?

    • Piscean Gal

      Won’t surprise me at all…

    • YippeeK

      I’ll bet you’ve never giggled like a 3yo. You were probably born an old sourpuss.

  • Raising sons’

    Bristol-I have watched a few episodes of your show and I think that you are doing a great job with raising your son, especially with Tripp not having an involved Father. Anyone(not looking for a reason to bring politics or discrimination to attention), watching that episode where Tripp used a foul word would be able to plainly see that he innocently used the other “F” word. I am LDS and also don’t support gay marriage, but it doesn’t mean that I am discriminating against those that choose that lifestyle. I feel that we can all believe and stand up for what we independently believe is right. Having the ability and privlilege to vote in this awesome country is a huge blessing and we all need to remember that.
    Again, on the note of you raising Tripp…I have two son’s of my own and I even have a wonderful Husband “front and center” and it is still super hard! Boys will be boys and you keep doing what you are doing, keep him grounded and he will turn out just fine.

    • texasace00

      Hate breeds hate..

    • areyouserious

      If you do not support gay marriage, that is discrimination. If I were to prevent you from marrying your “front and center” would that not be discrimination? Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. You are entitled to your opinion, but I just want you to understand that it is still discrimination to not support the “choice” of the gay “lifestyle”. Really? Bristol is doing an excellent job of raising her children? It’s just a slip-up that her son said the f-word? No, you’re wrong. Levi should have custody.

      • Lissa

        Wow, that is an amazingly stupid, judgmental comment about Tripp using the f-word. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to go outside your home these days and not hear that word used – in the grocery store, on the street corner, etc. Obviously, you have no experience with raising children if you think that the fact that a young child has repeated that word makes someone a bad parent. When it happens, you deal with it and correct the child, but unless you raise them in complete isolation, it happens sometimes. Maybe you should look at that oft-used word “tolerance” and learn what it really means.

      • YippeeK

        Descrimination is NOT “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things”. That sounds like a definition invented by PRIDE or NOW or some other revolutionary leftist extremists organization that doesn’t believe in truth they haven’t made up and approved as beneficial to the revolution. Look the word up in dictionary (you know a scholarly repository of word definitions). Discrimination is actually vital for human survival. Speaking of human survival, if everyone on the planet were gay, the human race would die out. Right there is your natural evidence that the homosexual lifestyle is a harmful deviation from normal healthy human behaviour. History has proven that people who discriminate between healthy and harmful living and choose healthy living, those people live longer statistically. People who “tolerate” harmful living and behaviour tend to suffer more harm than those who don’t. See? Discrimination, when properly used, is good and tolerance is bad. Get a brain (and a dictionary).

  • samiam

    I myself I gay friends and family members, but do not condone their lifestyle, but do believe the government has no right to decide (or a church) who can get married and under what conditions, LOVE IS LOVE) So my views come purely from love. I know many children who will say things at any age that is inappropriate, and their parents and strangers and the adults and even kids around them will react the same way Bristol and Willow did in this situation. No matter what F word was used, or how her parenting skills are, the only reason anyone is questioning her ability and skills is because of her mother and her fame. Would you like it for her to judge you? No! Another problem with our country is that we don’t support our fellow American’s, she just admitted that she has a rough time raising/punishing Tripp, and your going to criticize her for something she just admitted to? Shame on you. Why not give her some advice without being mean? If you are a parent, or have been hurt by hearing a F word than explain to her how not to expose him to that language. Bristol when he is in this environment and it happens just say “little ears are here” continue doing a great job, stand firm on your beliefs and love and your son will know where he belongs and where to go in life. As for the rest of you I hope you all of a guardian who has someone who does the same for you. EAT PRAY LOVE! :d

  • PhillipP

    Perhaps you should be more concerned with getting an education and a real job and less concerned with being on television.

    • Senior Citizen

      AMEN!

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  • TG

    Boy Oh Boy! Those of you who are parents and bashing this three year old needs for someone to sit in your house or follow you and your kids around with a camera and lets see if they say anything they aren’t supposed to. Or don’t you want people knowing that you don’t have perfect well behaved children? Because as a parent myself I know that there have been times when my children have said said or done things that I just wanted to climb under the nearest chair,couch,or building because of what they said like instead of the word TRUCK “It was look mommy a F*ck” and the looks you get from surrounding people is insane like their kids would never say that. Plus everybody bashing this kid for being an (an unwed mother)where do you people get off?!! You know what she’s not the only unwed mother out there who had to drop out of school to raise her baby so this makes her *dumb and stupid? No it makes her human I know others who have dropped out for no reason at all at least she had a reason and if you think she’s dumb and stupid maybe it’s not her you should be bashing but our educational system that makes it hard on unwed girls to finish school before during and after having and keeping a baby.What’s the matter not enough news going on or are you people just not that creative to be able to find a story that’s not all about bashing a 3 year old and his mother. I’m sure if you follow Obama around and his kids and wife you’ll find something to report on.=)

  • acrannymint

    Most adults I know try to avoid using profanity around young kids. Maybe it’s different in Alaska

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