Thursday, April 07, 2011

Just A Thought: Bristol's Baby Moneymaker

So, let me get this queer.

A high school girl, the daughter of well-to-do, prominent parents, gets knocked up and decides to have her baby even though she's technically a child herself. Okay, her choice, good for her. Then her mother, running for political office, trots out pregnant daughter on the campaign trail, along with the on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again baby daddy, reminding all of us about the dangers of teen pregnancy, and how we should be preaching abstinence.

Well, someone in that house should have been preaching abstinence, and someone in that house should have been listening.

But Bristol Palin had the baby, and made magazine covers, and went dancing, er, lumbering, across our TV screens, and was invited to speak about teen pregnancy. And was paid more than $262,000 for speaking out about single motherhood.

How is that possible that Bristol Palin is the spokesmoron for this issue?

How can she, after being paid thousands of dollars to dance on TV because she is a world-famous unwed mother, tell any other girl about the hardships of becoming a single mother at such a young age?

She comes from a well-to-do family, so you know there was help with the baby. Then she gets huge paychecks for being a reality star. And to top that off, the now-20-year-old earns a quarter of a million dollars telling kids to not do what she did.

Bad example, Bristol.

To not do what you did means to not get pregnant, to not sell your dysfunctional romance with your baby daddy to a magazine for a hefty check, to not clomp around on TV for weeks on end gathering a big paycheck, and to not get paid $262,000 to tell teen girls to not follow in your two left footsteps.

Why didn't the Candie's Foundation--they're the ones who pay Bristol's outrageous fees--pick a real single mother, who's struggling to make it on her own, without her mama's millions and minions, without magazine articles and dancing shows, to tell teen girls about the hardships of single motherhood.

Bristol can complain all she wants about how hard it is to be up all night with a screaming baby, but she's making a mint off her story so it can't be that difficult. I mean, she got knocked up, had a baby, and is now making a fortune off the story. At twenty, she even owns her own home, paid for by the money she's making off being a teen mother. 

Why doesn't every young girl try it?


source: Yahoo News


froggy said...

MTV will make you a Teen Mom and you can be on magazine covers and utube beating up on your friends and boyfriends.

Amanda Mae said...

I'm still trying to figure out how they got a very Nordic looking baby out of their complexions. I know genetics work in mysterious ways and all, but the intrigue remains.

jadedj said...

What is wrong with you Bob? It is a gene thing. We can't pick our genes. All of the Palins have this particular one...the opportunistic greed gene.

twunty mcslore said...

Candies pays the bills, the shoe company? WTH?