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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  • kelly cristian

    Bristol is the best mother ever. Whismy would have let me curse my Aunt. But nooo, that was not allowed & us children knew it. Bristol encourages Tripps behavior.

  • bellagrazi

    The left is just trying to get to you through your son, Bristol. Just as they try and get to your mom through her children. It’s a cowardly thing to do. And it’s despicable that they would use an innocent 3-and-a-half-year-old to do so. HuffPo knew very well that Tripp dropped the f-bomb. But facts don’t seem to matter with these people. I’m glad that one of the guys who worked on Life’s a Tripp came to Tripp’s defense. (Life’s a Tripp showrunner Matt Lutz wrote in to say that Tripp’s bleeped expletive was “f***” and not “f*****.” Lutz says that he was in the room at the time, and that he has reviewed the raw footage several times.) Now let’s hope that your post and Matt’s defense go viral, as well. Although, I’m not counting on it considering the MSM is mainly liberal. Now, about that f-word – It’s very common for children to use a word they know will shock their parents. Don’t beat yourself up over this, Bristol. To be honest, that scene makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it! Hahaha Tripp’s f-bomb, the reaction of you and Willow – Flippin’ funny! On a side note – Congrats on hitting over 70,000 Likes on your official FB! Awesome!

    • GrizzlyMom

      You do realize Bella that the only way the “left” knows about this incident is because Bristol agreed to put her life on display for all of America to watch. So playing the victim card is pretty silly here. Also can you imagine the outcry if one of the President’s daughters had made such a slip? But if it happens on the right its a “scene that makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it”. Why is that?

      • Truth

        You do realize Gizzlyjerk that if you don’t like it leave.

      • BlueVA

        “You do realize Bella that the only way the ‘left’ knows about this incident is because Bristol agreed to put her life on display for all of America to watch.” Rock on, GrizzlyMom. These assholes think that Bristol’s show isn’t broadcast into “leftie” homes and that we pirate our cable to watch it. (What? “Asshole” isn’t acceptable? Oh, maybe because I’m not Tripp…)

      • liberty

        You know SATAN sent his first set of demons they came and went so now he has sent his 2nd wave of demons in grizzlymom and the rest of her DEMON friends go back to HELL where you belong.

        • crash43

          Must have touched a nerve, you are so hateful.

        • Jellybean

          You go liberty! You go girl! You are a great palin fan. One of the best.

          • liberty

            yes I am a fan of SARAH she loves this country and doesn’t want to see it go down the crapper which is where Obama is taking us along with the repub establishment.

        • BlueVA

          liberty, you’re so very weird. Truly. Westboro Baptist Church put out a APB on you.

  • Emma Lora

    My children when young surprised us often with expressions and words that were picked up, but not understood. It is humorous when we are shocked by a little person’s surprise verbage, but teaching will take repetition and consistency simply because the child will hear these things often when growing up. He is an adorable little boy and a gaffe now and then is to be expected. It will happen again. Those that are going tsk, tsk, tsk over the incident are pristine :) , but will get over it. Forget them… They were waitng in the wings for such a thing so they can have a “bothered moment”.

  • conanobrian

    No one is calling Tripp homophobic. He reflected what he heard from a family that seems to pride itself on its way of talking and what they believe. A mother’s job is to teach her child what is appropriate for kids to say, and it isn’t always what they hear grownups say. (The other F-word is no better choice than what HP reported). Tripp doesn’t need to be in the company of adults all the time. He needs to play with other kids. But, if that’s how he behaves and talks, other mothers won’t want their kids to play with him. If he goes to school or any kind of activities and drops the F-bombs, he is going to get a reaction all right, and it won’t be sweet words of praise from Bristol’s fan club.

    Bristol, stop defending Tripp’s behavior. Your job is to help him grow up to be a well adjusted adult who contributes to society. Part of that process is teaching him good table manners, washing his hands after he goes to the toilet, how to dress himself, and what is appropriate language, especially when he with other people. When you had the cameras rolling, Tripp was going to be shown before millions of people. If you think that was acceptable behavior, then you seriously need to go to a parenting class. People on reality shows and Jerry Springer type shows may swear a blue streak and get bleeped on TV, but it’s not cute, and it is especially not cute coming out of the mouth of a three year old who doesn’t understand what he is saying. He is just reflecting what he hears around the shop and the campfire, and that’s a pretty ugly picture of your family. You don’t like the criticism and people talking about you. Why don’t you think about how other people feel before you insult them. You claim to be a Good Christian. Practice what Christ taught: Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.

    • Truth

      Go back to HuffNutPost you kook.

      • Jellybean

        As per usual, the warped minds of the rabid palin fans, and the palins themselves think that the left is picking on a 3 year old. Idiots, all of you nutjobs. This has nothing to do with the kid, it has to do with the adults in his life, you know the good christian role models we are told they are.

        • Truth101

          The left is a bunch of pathetic weirdos and you are one of them. It is none of your freckin business who is in Tripp’s life.

          What part of that don’t you understand, you weirdo?

          • crash43

            Bristol put her family on TV , no one forced her..we all see exactly how he is being raised, 2 silly girls trying to raise a child..babysitter gone bad.

          • Jellybean

            Uh, sorry truthy, but bristol made it our business, you know, by doing a reality show. Duh!

        • Its PRESIDENTObamaURubes

          I stopped by and I’m never coming back, this blog is truly demonic Bristol and her fans are NOT real Christians the palin fan commenters here sound like truly vicious mean people, my question what are you and other sane normal people doing here? You will not change any of these malevolent minds.

          • Jellybean

            Because it’s fun to mess with their pea-brained heads.

    • crash43

      Totally agree and if the Palin’s thought it was wrong at the time why was it left in the show?

      • Emma Lora

        producer decision I would think

        • crash43

          Sarah had full control of this show and she kept it in because it’s cute, never thing about the back lash.look it took a week for Bristol to bring it up..

      • liberty

        IT’S called a reality show which means real life you TOOL .

        • crash43

          Reality shows are real life..lol you are a fool.

    • Colleen Snow

      My delightful, intelligent darling daughter was driving down the road with me when she was four years old. She in the backseat in her toddler boost seat, me in the ftont driver seat. U glanced in the rearview mirror to see my angel flipping everyone off! I teach school in a small town, so that is not a gesture that I used. I asked her what she was doing. She said I don’t know. The kids at preschool weredoing it. I told her that she was not to use the gesture again.
      Fifteen years later, my delightful daughter graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class, with academic and athletic scholarships. She does not curse or drink and makes wise decisions. She made the academic honor roll this past year as a freshman in college.
      My point? Kids hear things and repeat them, whoever they are quoting, they will hear it. You love and quide them, Don’t criticize a young parent. Kids don’t come with instruction booklets. Tripp is well loved, Bristol will find her way.

    • Its PRESIDENTObamaURubes

      Nice post, too bad is wasted here.

    • FloridaGramy

      Bristol is raising Tripp exactly the way she was raised….as hillbilly trailer trash. It’s really sad and the boy needs to0 be taken away by child protective services before he turns out like the rest of the Palin clan.

      • liberty

        FloridaGramy were you looking in the mirrow when you said hillbilly trailor trash.

    • Patricia

      @conanobrian You will be hardpressed to find a kid these days that doesn’t use one or both “F words”. If you restrict your kids from playing with kids who use bad language, they won’t have many friends. It’s a sad but real fact of life.

      Guessing by your judgemental remarks, you’ve never had one of your kids (assuming you have any) say something inappropriate that does NOT reflect what they are taught in the home? My sons picked up many bad words from others, for example older kids on the school bus. They were taught what was inappropriate but you can’t correct them until they make the mistake.

      • crash43

        liberty sounds like Kristy.. the all day every day troll from IM.?

    • section9

      The kid is effing three years old, you progtard Nazi.
      Jesus, I know World War II was hard on your family, especially when your grandfather fell out of the Guard Tower at Bergen-Belsen.

      • crash43

        Typical C4P’er.

      • crash43

        I have a 21 yr old Grandaughter who is a single mother who is more mature than Bristol will ever be., I don’t think her little girl with be using F-words when she’s 3 and if she did her mother would not be sitting their giggling like a 14 yr old. She doesn’t run around whinying about being a single mother and claiming she a victim either. Mature parents don’t allow friends and family to use cause words around their young children and Tripp has heard this more than once..notice how he smiled like he did a good thing. Time for Bristol to grow up and for all the bot to quit making excuses for her, it’s not helping her..

    • liberty

      how do you know if he heard it from family they do go out and about they are not like you who lives in their parents basement and never leaves. conano IDIOT

  • Truth

    Brist0l, When I was watching the show I knew Tripp said the other F-word and not the slur. Leave it up to a left wing kook to trash a 3 year old child. These people have no moral values at all. Most of the lies that are spreaded about your mother and family are written by the kooks that reside at the HuffPost.

    The Life channel should sue the left wing kook that wrote that at HuffNutPost. These left wing kooks like to sue and it is time to give it right back at them.

    SUE!

    • crash43

      No one is trashing Tripp..he only repeats what he hears. Doesn’t make it any better if it is the other F word. Why was it left in the show?

      • Truth101

        He is a 3 year old child and there is no reason for anybody from the sick nutjob site to be writing about him.

        Are you a freckin nut too?

        • crash43

          If they can’t stand the heat stay home. They were writing about his immature mother.

          • section9

            Dear clueless f*ckwit.
            Bristol Palin is in her twenties. Willow is 18.
            Expecting them to act as if they are in their thirties is a bit much, and I would have expected even a ProgNazi to have figured that out.
            But since you put your ideology ahead of your common sense, and have obviously never been young, you have yet to figure that out.
            Now I’m sure that there’s a book burning your missing somewhere.

        • crash43

          You sound like you could be Willow..hehehe

    • Jellybean

      Really truthy? You are an idiot.

      • Truth101

        You are a freckin nutjob.

        Bristol is a young woman. Young people hang around with young people. The young people of today have nasty mouths becauase of Hollywood, TV, and rap music. The f-word and other words are everyday words to them. And if you say otherwise than you are a liar.

        All Bristol can do is have a nice long take with her friends and ask them to watch what they say when around Tripp.

        • Lacy

          I’m sorry but I have a 3 year old who has never used any bad language. Why is no one holding the palin family accountable? and not everyone who disagrees with this is a nut job.

  • chelsea

    Its great to know that we have people like you to voice how others feel because you can be heard! I love reading what you have to say! Well done!

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  • M P

    Huffpo relies on this type of story to satisfy their bored readers. IMO people who read anything less than enriching instead of going out to live their lives is a sad waste of human space. But, that is their choice. It seems pointless though, the unnecessary ignorant judgment. People need lives. If the average person who spends their days trashing others on blogs and huffpo actually went out and made their lives better, there’d be less envy and hate toward successful people in the world.

  • Tina Sweet

    OMG the child is three! The Huffington Post goes after a three-year-old?? Whatever happened to responsible journalism? I agree, you don’t need to defend his behavior, he’s a little boy doing little boy things. You need to teach him right from wrong and what is proper to say. Sadly children have a habit of saying things in the worse possible time whether it’s the wrong word or something said about a person you’d prefer to have kept private. They are like little sponges and pick up everything they hear. Most people are growing weary of hearing the media criticize your mother and your family. They know it’s lies and attacks on the children are especially disliked. Hang in there.

    • FloridaGramy

      No one is going after Tripp….the problem is Bristol who is a horrible influence on the kid.

    • BrushClearer

      Tina the media wouldn’t criticize if Bristol didn’t put her life on TV to make money. I don’t hear the Kardashians, and the Housewives constantly whining about how they are portrayed. Bristol had to know what she was getting herself into. Her mother thrust her into the spotlight 4 years ago at a very inopportune time. Bristol also participated in her mother’s failed reality show. Stop making excuses for the Palin clan. They are laughing at you all the way to the bank.

  • Kristen

    Bristol you are deranged. No one is upset at your child for what he said, they are upset with you. Especially the fact that after you child did use an inappropriate word, you just laughed rather than disciplining your child. That is just bad parenting no matter what way you look at it.