Wife Swap: Why I Really Didn’t Want to Be on Fashion Police

I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve been getting about my time on Wife Swap – it seemed like many of you really enjoyed seeing Melissa Rivers and me switching lives! Through Twitter and Facebook, I’ve gotten some questions about the show, so I thought I’d go through a few of them, starting with this one:

Question Number 1: “Why didn’t you just go on Fashion Police?” 

Some viewers, it turned out, thought I wasn’t being a good sport by not filling in on the show for Melissa.  Though I sort of answered that on the show, I’ll take the opportunity now to explain a bit further.

I didn’t want to be a part of the show, because I don’t believe in judging people on how they look. I like clothes, and heels, and nice things, but I have no place to judge what other people wear on a red carpet.  In fact, I’ve been the subject of those kinds of conversations before.  I’m sure you all remember the negative things that people have said about me in the press. For example, when I was on Dancing with the Stars after the 2008 election, Joan took it upon herself to talk about the way I looked:

“She should not have been there. Instead of cha-cha-cha, she must have been doing cha-cha-chew. How did she dance for eight hours a day and manage to gain weight?”

She also said I was stupid, that I danced like her old horse, and that she hated me.  I’m reliving these old comments to show that I know personally how hurtful Joan’s words can be.  And it’s not just me.  Everyone goes through their own struggle with weight, skin, relationships… heck everything in life!

On the show, Joan Rivers talked about wanting to live beautifully if you could.  Well, we do have an opportunity to speak kindly and not so ugly.

Joan is a funny woman.  In fact, I laughed at some of her comments during the taping of Fashion Police and was impressed by how witty she was.  But the show is based on making fun of people’s appearances. If I had gone on the show – even though I don’t believe in judging other based on clothes, hair, and weight — it would be like having Melissa speak at a pro life event, even if she’s pro choice.

Though it’s easy to be entertained by things like that, it’s not that funny being on the other side of the joke. Joan’s humor frequently comes at the expense of other people – sometimes herself.  But let’s not pretend it’s a harmless activity.

Stay tuned for the next Wife Swap related question!

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  • Val

    Don’t tedious, verbose dolts like annes, notleft, trueconserv, “guest” etc realize no one cares what they have to say? It’s pathetic that they’re on this site 24/7 bashing someone they don’t even know. Don’t they have any kind of life of their own? Nothing going for them at all? They won’t change anyone’s mind with their simple-minded repetitious rants, so if they’re paid trolls, they’re worthless. You’d think there would be at least one person in their lives who would be occasionally willing to listen to their foolish gibberish so they wouldn’t need to post their boneheaded ramblings to online strangers. Well, at least their ridiculous comments give us a laugh as they are a good indication how desperate the Palin haters are becoming, especially with Sarah Palin’s influence increasing daily.

    • Guest

      You are one odd cookie
      Didn’t you just post on her latest that Willow was a hottie?
      In love with Bristol and thinks Willow is a hottie….and you are off giving advice. Nice!

    • donalddump

      If you didn’t care what they had to say, why the verbal diarrhea rant? I think you do care val. You take criticism of the palin clan personally. That’s very weird and cult like. heh.

      • annes_123

        But he’s in love with Bristol and thinks Willow is super hawt…
        kind of creepy and not very Christian like to be in love with one woman and lusting after another

        • Guest

          Well, Willow does look kind of cute in that pic. Looks like she lost some weight.

        • annes_123

          Not above admitting when I’m wrong (actually find it refreshing to realize I’m human)

          sorry Val.. thought you were someone else

    • notleft

      there is no need to change anyone’s mind about the grifter clan, 70% of the people wish she would just go away,

      • NJC

        Yeah right, I suppose that’s why Sarah Palin was named the 5th “Most Admired Woman of the World” for Gallup’s 2012 open-ended poll ahead of Malala Yousafzai, Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, Gabby Giffords, Diane Sawyer, Laura Bush, Barbara Walters,

        • Guest

          You mean the same polling company that had Romney winning in a landslide in 2012?
          OK!

          • NJC

            Never actual facts from trolls, only lies. Gallup had them tied up until 11/4, with the final results Obama 51% Romney 47%.

          • Guest

            A loss is a loss and bad polling is bad polling. What part of that don’t you understand?

          • NJC

            Reading comprehension challenged are you? Maybe you could get someone to explain it to you very s-l-o-w-l-y.
            Gallup’s final poll was right on the money with a 3+/- margin of error.
            How will you attempt to discredit Mediaite.com who consistently lists Sarah Palin as #1 on their Power/Influence Grid? Oh wait, never mind, you can’t! Buh-bye, gotta run.

          • exodus2011

            HA!

            weak weak weak …. ole buddy ole pal

            **__**

          • exodus2011

            ^5!

            **__**

            YEAH

          • Mary Kilbride

            They didn’t account for illegal alians and dead people voting.

    • Melissa Kelly

      Hey Val, these trolls are second-string benchwarmers, even unable to discern Valerie is a girl’s name, lol.
      Use the “collapse” option (–) you’ll find on the upper right corner of the attention-seeking troll notes and you can skip over their moronic remarks as soon as you see their names.
      Governor Palin enjoying her day ~ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151736234428588&l=37dd5e7280
      May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. RIP trolls.

      • annes_123

        Woah! So “Val” saying SHE is in love with Bristol and thinks Willow is hot indicates what? Is our girl Val a lesbian? Whoo hooo!
        That outta throw the Palin die hards into a spastic tizzy

        Thanks for clearing that up Melissa Kelly!

        • Melissa Kelly

          Oops, annes_123 slipped by. I’ll have to remember to use collapse sooner next time.
          Checking Val’s profile she’s never posted here before today when she 1) addressed the trolls above 2) mentioned “exodus2011″ being missed by most on c4p.com and 3) simply wrote “Hope you had a great b’day Willow.” Annes_123 is delusional as well as being a liar.

          • annes_123

            Oh Melissa Kelly super sleuth insulting and calling folks liars… Sarah’s fan base never fails to impress.

            Just like Bristol and her mama before, when something rubs you the wrong way you raise the warning flag, ring those bells of beware and announce to all (but the person who “bothered” you) We have a Liar in our midst! Off with their Head!..and while I’m at it, I’ll call them a sexually perverted body part… Anus! Take that!

            She taught ya’ll well! (So much for doing it the “Christian” way… just throw out a few bible phrases and it’ll cover that ..yep!)

            But see, Mz. Kelly, I actually pay attention and can admit when I’m wrong. I mistook Val for VL123.

            To Val, I’m sorry but certainly hope you didn’t find my assuming you were a lesbian insulting.
            I don’t find that term derogatory as I don’t find being gay derogatory. I found it amusing there was a possibility a super pro-Sarah person might be gay. Not in an insulting way but in a wow! I’m surprised you are still allowed to speak sort of way.

            And for the record, I don’t make a habit of snooping into folk’s profile. To me that is creepy but carry on!

      • donalddump

        I just hope she eats anything she might of caught. If she gets any thinner she should give herself a new name that would fit right in with the rest of the family. Twiggy. That woman is scary skinny

        • Guest

          This is called jealousy. Bristol is beautiful and you are jealous of that. You are jealous of her life. You can’t be happy that somebody else is happy. You want them to all be miserable as I assume you are.

      • annes_123

        There’s “a warrior” for you right there….
        America is going to hell in a handbag and Sarah’s minions are preparing for battle while she spends who knows how much $$ (PAC money??) on “vacations” so she can post photos of her looking super cool shooting a weapon drumming in the fact she hasn’t had “to work” in 5 years (FOX $$ gigs from her living room don’t count) so she can “afford” to play wild west rancher woman.

        But.. but… I thought America as we know it is dying and gloom and doom abounds? My.. my what a lady! Only SHE can save the planet.

        Didn’t Jim Jones live the plush high life never having to lift a finger while his minions worked their fingers to the bone in poverty?
        .. something seems eerily familiar.

      • Guest

        I love the way palin rides and shoots using the saddle horn. She’s a fake and phony! Can’t you guys get that?
        HEELS DOWN.

        • Melissa Kelly

          You libs are so ridiculous. Obviously, all beginner mounted shooters at Bell Cross Ranch are led by a second rider or someone on foot. Therefore, it’s unnecessary to do the usual hold or heels down thing, because they are perfectly safe which you would know if you yourself were a rider.

          • exodus2011

            ^5!

            **__**

          • Guest

            Um, moron. I’ve been riding for years. Since I was 5 years old to be exact. My uncle has a working ranch.

          • Guest

            GUEST …who would anybody know? You are hiding. You can say anything… I betcha can’t ride a kitty car.

        • Guest

          You come in as “guest” because you are hiding. You are not able to post as yourself… you are weak and cowardly. Come out from your hidey hold because it makes your comments mean nothing.

      • exodus2011

        WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

        ^5 !

        **__**

        love love LOVE that Madame Steel Spine quote:

        “May we always be happy and may our enemies know it.”

        and THIS Melissa is magnifique! **__**

        ——>>>>> RIP trolls.<<<< #AmericaRISING

        **__**

        • Guest

          But you’re not happy. You can’t vote here. You don’t live in the USA. You banned from the C4P for a lifetime.

          • exodus2011

            huh?

            I’m more EXUBERANT than usual today cowardly cariBOOO!

            the cultural restoration strategy has already borne fruit! … first we had the Blockbluster miniseries “The Bible” BLOW all opposition outta the water when that 10 part mini-series played on The History Channel back in March … much to the chagrin of the America-haters on the left and in the Media! HA!

            and now today we have added fuel to the fire of their seething chagrin as we hear that Burnett/Downey’s superb production has been nominated for no less than THREE Emmys!

            YEAH **__**

            and of course our Texas Patriots have led the way with sweeping changes to abortion there, (in the teeth of the rabid, satan -loving left, armed with urine and fecal material! these sad and disturbed people were REPULSED by the Texas prayer warriors!) …Gov Perry signing historic legislation today …

            may the FLOODGATES OPEN!, DEO VOLENTE

            these are welcome indicators that American Culture is on the turn … the march toward degrading collapse is slowing down and we will pray and work for the change in direction that will usher in G-D’s Grace, to once again be shed upon America …

            once we remove the CORRUPT LIAR, AKA Usurper, AKA Charlatan (H/t LTC West) , and install the right intellectual, moral and spiritual Leadership at 1600, America can expect the favor of Divine Providence yet again as she climbs out of this immoral DEBT HOLE

            and not only those 2 cultural developments! … we have hints that the Governance Restoration aspect is also on the move, with our Posse of Restorers roaming free in the Heartland, … I believe the Big 3 (in my mind The Three American Musketeers **__**) have plans to lead We The People as they STORM DC in the 2014 midterms

            watching the WY Senate race landscape come into full focus … hoping to see it develop into a SHOWDOWN

            The 3 American Musketeers V. the Rove/CronyGOPe

            with We The People of WY knocking out the latter, —>>> THWACK!!!

            .. relying on whatever new media/social media support American Tea Partiers nationwide can contribute

            we shall see

            #BeClingers —————-> #AmericaRISING

            #WAR ————-> #CrushROVE (in the 2014 Primary cycle, Patriots! **__**)

          • Melissa Kelly

            “Guest” how do you know whether brilliant, witty and joy-filled “exodus2011″ doesn’t post on C4P using another name, like you do?

          • exodus2011

            **__**

          • Guest

            How do you know that I don’t post at the C4P?

            I do.

          • NJC

            “You banned” is missing a verb, moron. No article is needed in front of “C4P” either, pathetic troll. lol.

      • Mary Kilbride

        I wish we had a way to report some of these as spam.

    • exodus2011

      ^5! **__**

    • annes_123

      Take a pill already.

    • Mary Kilbride

      In answer to your question…no. They don’t have a life of their own and they are jealous of the lives others have, so they try to hurt them, but they can’t. They don’t exist for the people they attack as they go on enjoying their lives and the one sitting and hating, still hates their own lives.

  • Pat

    Why I Really Didn’t Want to Be on Fashion Police: is it for the same reason you wanted to be on DWTS? Please stop with the lame excuses. You got paid boo-koo bucks = you could have at least been a good sport on BOTH shows. You go out of the way to put yourself in the public eye but yet you can’t take the criticism & make excuses for being on “shows” but yet rake in the bucks. Which one is it? Are you a christian paragon or a wanna-be reality tv show star for money? It can’t be both. Want a boat or be a hypocritical preacher? Make up your mind. Just please STOP it with the christian excuses for going all “ricky hollywood”. The more you try pimping you & your kid out on reality tv shows – the less you & your “morals” are to be believed.

    We won’t be surprised that you are yet once again announcing that Tripp & you or whoever will try again at yet another reality tv show. You don’t even care if they fail…as long as you get the money. By the way, what happened to your 9-5 “day job”. Not good enough is it?

    • annes_123

      I remember her blabbing about Levi wanting to make $$ off Tripp and she’d have none of that…. and didn’t she go on some boo hoo rant about leaving “Hollywood” returning to her roots and raising Tripp “quietly”?
      Without Tripp, she’d have no $$ gigs
      Her book was all about Tripp – how I got pregnant, how I struggle raising him
      Her show was called Life’s a TRIPP
      Wife Swap was all about Tripp is a brat.. help me!
      Even her post about Willows birthday was… look at this photo I took of Tripp

      And she takes the proceeds and buys a boat?
      Tripp is used like a child star without any of the rules

      She has no education and works (if even true) as a medical assistant.
      The gal can’t be making more than 50k.
      What’s funding her big house, big SUV, botox/hair extension upkeep, …all her “things”? When the gigs run out, 50k doesn’t go far.
      Tripp is only 5? What’s her bank account going to look like when he’s 18?
      “Where’d all the money from when I was famous go, mama?”
      “Here, let me show you photos of the cool house we lived in… ha ha! do you remember this boat?”

      • Patriot

        Agreed! She’s a horrible mother who pimps out her kid to the highest bidder. Shameless grifters all of them.

        • Jean_A

          Jealous turd one, jealous turd two, jealous turd three, can we get a four from you bunch of losers?

  • notleft

    they didn’t ask her to be “ON” fashion police, the swap of job’s was she was to help “produce” the show, not to be a on air talent, but she was to stupid to do the job

    • Jean_A

      Where you there you complete nutjob?

      • Guest

        Yes

  • bellagrazi

    Bristol, you held to your principles. So proud of you. And, I agree, Joan Rivers does have a very quick wit. Been a fan of Joan’s for many years. Was very disappointed when she started making jokes about you and your Mom. So happy when she was charmed by you, Bristol. She just needs to meet your Mom to see how awesome she is, too.

  • notleft

    if barstool had any principles, she would be like the daughter of any number of current and former governors, and we would not even know her name, if this tart was so offended by comments by joan rivers why would she even be in the same room as her?
    she is as big a lier as any and all of the palins

    • NJC

      “lier” good grief! Hey bottom feeder, quit wasting our time with your stupid, hateful remarks and get an education. Perhaps you could learn to write a coherent sentence as well as spell “liar” correctly, LOL

      • notleft

        well I could use words like scam artist, flake, no talent, lazy, user,

        • Jean_A

          Go blow it out your ear, you complete nutjob.

          • notleft

            hey looky, a fruit loop from the pee-pond, have you mailed your check to Sara$cam this week loser?
            the retard needs your money

          • Guest

            Blow this.

      • notleft

        she was too stupid to even try and do Melissa”s job

        • NCR

          Hey lamebrain, you use an apostrophe to connote ownership or to make a word possessive, not a quotation mark, LOL. Change your name to “notsmart” it’s more appropriate.

      • annes_123

        Interesting the ONLY response to comments these folks dislike is attacking the person behind the comment on a personal level.
        Why don’t you take what the person said… if it is a lie.. and tell why it’s not?

    • annes_123

      and pretend everything was hunky dory only to come out spitting about how evil Joan is .. on her blog… a month later.

      Didn’t she have a beef with Margaret Cho on DWTS?

      Her book and TV show was centered around evil Levi. I still can’t get that ridiculous episode out of me head… the one devoted to her and Willow calling and texting Levi like a stalker demanding he come to “Bouncy Bear” in front of all those cameras so she and Willow could go off on him. Tripp was enjoying himself while she and her sis just sat at the table stalking Levi again on their phones and looking like two bitter old ladies gossiping about how horrible he was. Finally they all left in a huff.

      Bristol is nothing if she’s not insulting someone.
      Look how great I am! I got a boat, a fancy house, cool ride, love these shoes, like my new chin….. let me tell you about so and so and how mean they are to me. Wah, I so sad. Wait, wait! Don’t hate me! Here let me post another photo of Tripp. Isn’t he cute?

      • melinda

        annes_123, that last paragraph of yours is spot on!

  • Jazy

    If u dislike someone so bad why do you take such lengths to keep up with their lives?! And take the time to comment on what she posts?! Pathetic!

  • Mary Kilbride

    I understand fully why you did not want to participate. And, Wow…those hateful comments that Joan made about you. I have seen others, but had not seen this one. You have had to endure a lot of misguided hate from some of the public along with the love of the rest of us. You stood on your principles and I think that is so rare these days, that people can’t understand it. I am not sure people even know what integrity is these days and it is fantastic and like a breath of fresh air to get to see somebody like you that has this quality. God bless you Bristol, and I pray you don’t let these rude people get you down.

  • little Dimond

    You didn’t want to do Fashion Police because you are lazy and you had no clue of what to do since you never held a real job where you had to think and make decisions. Also, you didn’t think that you had to actually think for this gig–you thought you were just going to appear on t.v. and prance around…lol….

  • http://www.chasessweeps.com Chase Poore

    But you judge people because they are gay? You have no right to judge anyone you filthy fucking swine!

  • Carol Cantell Moorby

    To chase…….we are told in the Bible not to judge people but it also tells us TO judge their lifestyle. Read it for yourself!!!! Love the sinner but hate the sin. Judging is NOT always a negative thing. We are to judge not to Condemn But to restore so this is where people get confused. . They don’t really understand the Bible or what God actually teaches. If we were never to judge then there would be no courts with judges….if we were never to judge there would be no contests to win such as beauty pageants or who baked the best pies at the county fair… Or who raised the best cow or who made the best quilt. I agree that Joan rivers program is not uplifting and is in fact quite vulgar. Potty mouths are disgusting and degrading….I would not want to be a part of that as a child of God. Chonda Pierce is a very anointed comedian and Christian. She is fantastic and clean mouthed. Better to listen to wholesome comedy than filth….. Go Bristol……..You are a Godly woman as is your entire family.


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