June 15th, 2009
06:16 PM ET
The feud between former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin and late night talk show host David Letterman shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon and now people are calling for him to be fired!
One week after David Letterman made a sexual joke about Palin’s 14 year old daughter the outrage continues. Today there is a brand new campaign to get sponsors to pull their ads during Letterman’s show and there's even a petition to pull the show off of the air entirely!
The whole situation started during Letterman’s opening monologue when he made several jokes about Palin's young daughter including one where he said, “During the 7th inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”
Palin immediately fired back via her Facebook page saying: "Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"
Since then Letterman has kept largely mum while Palin has taken to the airwaves. Her supporters have been very vocal; there is a “Fire David Letterman Rally” planned for Tuesday outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
What do you think, should David Letterman be fired? We will have a fired up debate tonight on Showbiz Tonight, 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN!
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