My New DWTS Publicity Photo Causes Controversy… Of Course

Dancing With the Stars recently released our new publicity photos!  This one, of me and my partner Mark Ballas, is my favorite!

I guess I should be used to this by now, but – of course – even this publicity photo has caused controversy with an article called, “Bristol Palin’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Gun Pose Shocks after Theater Massacre:”

Her photograph is disturbing and gives a moment of disbelief as she emulates her fingers into a gun pose and appears to be blowing on it with her professional dance partner Mark Ballas doing the same. Obviously reflecting the statement of the “smoking gun,” it’s unbelievable it was released to the public… This gun pose has been used in movies for decades and rappers use it all the time, but times have changed. Only recently a gunman barged into a theater in Aurora, Colorado and killed 12 people and injured 58 others. Since the July 20th shooting, the public has needed a break from the intensity of imaginary gun images as the real ones are all too harsh.


This had nothing to do the Colorado shootings, and it’s really offensive that the lame-stream media is trying to link a dancing competition photo to a horrible shooting.

This is just another part of the effort to make guns evil, and I wasn’t even holding a gun!

All across America citizens use their guns to protect themselves.  If you don’t think a gun can even the odds, and help even the helpless become more powerful than their attackers, check out this video:

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  • Toni G

    WTH. People just can’t let someone have a good time. Go for the mirrored ball, my dear. We love you in AZ.

  • shel

    LAME! Get some new material. I think you look great:)

  • Millie

    I think you are great. Forget the negative comments and do your thing. Way to go.

  • Alice

    When Drew and Cheryl ended their dance to Save a Horse/Ride a Cowboy……NOBODY said anything!!! It’s the old double standard again!!!

    • Alice

      Meant to say…..when they ended their dance THE SAME WAY!!

  • GinaD

    You are a strong woman and I’m so happy you are above their constant vicious attempts to bring you down.
    Just know that so many of us are behind you and proud of how you’ve carried yourself through all the mudslinging.
    God Bless you and your family!

  • Caren Nelson

    Ridiculous!!! I cannot believe the stuff people will fixate on and then make up crap to complain about. Do they have nothing better to do than be negative?!

  • ashley

    that is completely absurd. seriously?! they have nothing else to do than pick on you. Maybe if you were wearing an all black cloak and dyed your hair raging red then it might have been offensive. people need to quit looking for something to complain about. Good Luck on you DWTS journey Bristol!

  • Lissa

    And of course, the lamestream media continues to ignore the shooting by the LGBT advocate at the Family Research Council offices …

    • Judy

      And the shooting at Fort Hood, too. Work related violence? Now that IS “lame” !

  • P.J. Agnew

    You look fantastic Bristol – forget the media dissenters, they all wish they could be in ‘your (dancing) shoes’ :)

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