Bristol, Willow apologize for Facebook tirades
November 19th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Bristol, Willow apologize for Facebook tirades

Bristol Palin is apologizing for Facebook tirades that she and younger sis Willow wrote after one user of the social networking site criticized their mom's new TLC show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

Sixteen-year-old Willow fired the first shot after a school acquaintance named Tre wrote as his status update, "'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' is failing so hard right now."

MTV reports that Willow responded with homophobic slurs, telling him, "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting ... My sister had a kid and is still hot." The teen then added, "Tre stfu. Your such a f--t."

Next, 20-year-old Bristol chimed in, telling Tre, "You're running your mouth just to talk sh–." A few days later, however, the controversial "Dancing With the Stars" contestant realized that she and her kid sister had overstepped their boundaries.

"Willow and I shouldn't have reacted to negative comments about our family. We apologize," Bristol wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday, before thanking fans for backing her own reality-show effort. "On a nicer note, thank you for supporting the great competition in 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

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  3. Rob

    What a bunch of yahoos that have been unleashed in the's all John McCains fault.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joanthan

    I can't WAIT for the Palin's to vanish. Disgusting bunch of weirdos.

    January 4, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. debate

    I say that bristol clearly cant dance and she needs to stop trying and red necks suck and for brisol to be a mother i dont think that her and her sister are really good role models

    January 4, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. rebecca

    O n btw all things r possible thru JESUS CHRIST our LORD n SAVIOUR... If they r that bad left pray for them instaed of acting lik them

    January 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rebecca

    I bliev some ppl are jealous ehh?? That ur not a that popular maybe? Or that ur kids aren't on dancing with the stars? I didn even lik the Palins but now I'm startin to. PROUD TO B A REDNECK..... Lol ya'll needa git your snotty little heads outa ur a** LMAO

    January 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ted

    Like their mother the Palin sisters are baby bigots in training.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rj

    I hope a Piano falls on the whole family. Even the Mongoloid.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tre

    Some CNN readers are clearly slime of the earth. Imagine how much you would love this family if Sarah were a Democrat.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sam barber

    Instead, Bristol Palin should apologize for having a double chin at her young age.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Let Canada have Alaska

    Mrs.Palin can not instill any sense of self-esteem or security in her children, what makes all of you beautiful people ink that she can do so for our most amazing nation. I think that we all know that it is not necessary to use such hateful, disgusting words like fa**^t, to defend their mother. Anyone with any intellect at all knows that this kind of behavior is learned. It does not materialize from thin air. This kind of language is learned in the home. I dread to think what else might be common language usage in the Palin household. I definately do not think that I would want to win DWTS because of a vote for the worst Internet movement. The American people supporting the Palins seem to a very misguided group. All very lovely, but severely misguided.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yoshi

    "Willow and I shouldn't have reacted to negative comments about our family."

    They weren't negative comments about your family, they were negative comments about a show that features your family.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Trice

    Not that I am in any way a Palin fan, but there are tons of people out there who mouth off the same way to people they barely know on the internet. The only reason we have more people chastising Bristol is because she is a little more well known than your average person. This doesn't excuse her behavior at all, but it doesn't make her more of a rude or mean person than anyone else who does it. I think we as people need to apply the same sense of etiquette and good manners that we use in person to the many online forums we use daily.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LATAS

    Someone remind me why, exactly, this is news???

    November 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. kate

    I won't be watching DWTS if they give it to Bristol. She is NOT a dancer.

    November 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. baytar

    Sarah Palin and her famiily are using the American people as suckers!! She is making millions off of people who come to see her say her "one liner's" ,and one's who buy her books that she writes just to "settle scores" . It has been 2 years of the Palin's and I am sick of them, they are EVERYWHERE!! Sarah is on FOX, CNN, NBC, ABC, Facebook, Twitter,and TLC. Now we have to see her daughter who has "no talent" on ABC too! enough already...GO AWAY!

    November 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. msgcat

    DWTS is not a liberal vs conservative platform ! It is about talent and we all know that Bristol has none. Stop being hypocrites and take away her illusions of dancer. Greta even asked her if she was thinking about being a professional dancer!!!! If you conservatives want to MAKE A STATEMENT .Stop abusing Bristol and making a joke out of the intent of the show. She is neither a star nor a dancer. This is not politics but common sense......please stop confusing the two.

    November 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Uncle Mike Steinnnnmanneeemannmemem

    How RU?

    November 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Hyman Roth Sr. Naples Florida

    Good Work Sarah Palin et al

    November 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Benjamin T. Krueger

    Wow, the Palin daughters are just toooooo fat and nasty and ugly!
    Guess power, wealth and right-wing Christian morals corrupt the body.

    November 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Michael Paul

    Must suck to think that the woman you all called dumb, and abused, is getting far more publicity than the President himself, or any of the other former candidates. Must hurt with not having one of your baby-killing people in the spotlight. I'm lovin' it!

    November 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Up your standards

      Yeah the guy we voted for is at work running the country and your vote is for a reality tv show... Running the country vs. calling people racial slurs and looking like a puppet in heels with NO dancing ability. Running the you see the difference here you idiot?

      January 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam barber

      Must suck to think that anyone is "hurting" over anything Sarah Barraquitter or her children say or do.

      January 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Michael Paul

    The liberals should be used to voting for people without substance. They elected one for President.

    November 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam barber

      ...says the guy who voted for Palin in 2008! Wow, you're not only an idiot, but irony apparently is a foreign concept to you too. If you think Sarah Barraquitter is so great, vote for her for President next year. I dare you. I double-dog-dare you!

      January 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Michael Paul

    I think a lot of us are fed up at how the liberals get away with abusing and insulting and basically picking on a 20 year old single parent and her mother. The liberals always say the conservatives hate women-look at how they treat the Palins. As a result, I will vote for Bristol to the end. I'm laughing at your superior intellect. Can't stand for a conservative to take the spotlight, can you? It is just killing you. Vote for Bristol! Support women!

    November 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • vivian stokes

      I vote, for president I don't waste my time on stupid reality t.v. shows...I wouldn't vote for a Palin for anything..that is the Palin's in this blog.

      November 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. MB

    How's all that "family value-ey" stuff working out for you, Sarah?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  26. 4dappl

    I guess my last entry was too hasrh for this blog...ouch, my feelings are hurt.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. 4dappl

    This family is like the political version of the Lohans. If i ever seen America starved for stupidity and entertainment(if you call it that) Fox is eating this up. Thank God I'm not a Republican. How stupid do you look backing that family? Oh I forgot, you have some that does the same dumb things you do, oops my bad.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. alexandra

    The immature and abusive hostility of most of these comments, as well as other vile remarks on other sites towards the clever self-realiant Palins.... will continue to energize a large number of honorable and righteous Americans to support them in their lucrative endeavors. Grow up you suicidally naive bullies and have a wonderful day.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Joe

    maybe willow will get pregnant and then she can go on that lame ass show too.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ciara

    It saddens me to know that John Mc Cain actually chose Sarah to be his running mate and seeing Sarah in revenge mode b/c she lost the election. Sarah is far more bitter and vulgar than her children and the only thing in life that gives her any purpose and meaning for motivation is knowing that Obama is President and Sarah wants to live in the White House. All of the media attention centering around Sarah is her attempt to become President and have us as Americans to like the Palin family.Sarah and her followers are enjoying there success in bashing liberals and democrats as sore losers in the recent elections and even more so since Bristol made it to the finals. Lisa Murkowsi senator of Alaska says Sarah is a good motivator but as governor she lacks intellectual curiosity. Lisa wants a governor who can think of ways to improve policies and one who can think outside of the box. Sarah is a terrible role model and her children are a perfect example when things don't go their way the Palins only defense is I'm the victim. Bristol is the most recent example of being the victim saying Maks don't like me and my haters are trying to destroy me. When I watched Sarah's debut on TLC it is more obvious to me now what she really wanted to say all of the times I heard her say darn it Sarah. Sarah Palin and her family are a joke and indeed a PAIN.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • chas

      AMEN. That show and family are a train wreck. Too bad they can't do a 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' of Alaska. We have our nut-job housewife there...

      January 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. babycelebs411

    Bristol, Bristol, and Bristol....that's pretty much what we get to hear all over the news. very innapropriate behaviour on both of their part. still in the show DWTS ? where are the days of Kristi Yamaguchi, real talent:

    November 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Samantha

    political correctness, bleck. when are people going to realize most people use these terms all the time. even those hating on here most like use them. big whoop, learn the sticks n stones rules if it breaks ur lil heart so much.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mean Girl2

    Didn't her mom win Miss Alaska 1965?
    I don't see that in Bristol's future............
    Was Levi drunk?
    she is an UGGO..................ButterFACE

    November 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Donna G

    Hey Joe – You obviously considered those anti-American, low-life gold diggers from Chicago for the White House!

    November 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      No moron, I voted libertarian. But if I had to chose between an extremely intelligent Columbia/Harvard Law educated man and a complete doofus who took five years to earn a glorified community college degree, I'll take the smart person every time.

      It's funny that just because soemone recognizes that Sarah Palin is an uninformed, poorly educated dimwit, that they are a liberal. I am as conservative as the next person; probaly moreso. But that does not mean that I have to support a complete idiot for office. I'd ratrher vote for a smart liberal, than a dumb conservative.

      Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like to think the person holding the most powerful office in the world should not be a dolt. Palin is a dummy, plain and simple. There are dozens of qualified conservatives who would get my suport, but she is not one of them. She is an intellectually incurious tool. You and I may not like Obama or his policies, but I am certain he is smarter than you, I or sarah Palin. For christ sakes, my dog is smarter than Sarah Palin.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      You nailed it Joe. After 8 years of GWB, I would hope that all Americans would have learned to vote for the smarter candidate. No more cowboy politics.

      January 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. blame obama

    America is going straight to hell!

    November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |

    Why apologize? It's NOT like you Mean it! You two girls have shown your true colors to the world. I'm so glad. Hopefully this will get your mother out of the spotlight and back to Alaska where she belongs. Because it's obvious "first Dude's" parenting skills are lacking. I would say Sarah lacks skills also, but she's never home anymore to parent these brats. SHe's too busy getting her 15 mins. of fame extended..

    November 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  37. RI AgainstALLThingsPalin

    With the Palins just PLEASE go away...can you say WT Morons....ugh

    November 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Beckah

    I agree some of the palins actions are uncalled for, but what would you do if someone was bashing on your mom? stand back? i hope to speak for alot of us when i say my mom means the world to me, and i would never sit back while you defame her. And heads up.. bristol is 20!

    November 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady

      I might be mistaken, but I thought the original comment Willow responded so badly to was a general comment about the show failing, not a direct attack on any one person. That's how I remember seeing it anyway, correct me if I'm wrong.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick

      Nothing wrong with defending your mom but if you're in the public eye use your commmon sense. you mean to tell me they dont have any? what a shocker...

      November 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Megan

    I feel sorry for these two girls having to put up with all the rudeness in America. I, too, would probably feel the need to respond in kind if my family was attacked. The difference, however, is that I have lived longer and realize the consequences of my actions. Please remember that they are still young. I'm sad that other posters feel the need to attack Bristol. Maturity is lacking everywhere it appears.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick

      Yeah yeah they're young. so that means its ok to call people out of their name? Again, if you're in the public eye, use your noodle. These girls are ridiculous and for you (Megan) to defend their behavior makes you even more ridiculous.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      While I believe that most kids would defend their parents. Most children to not have a mother who was a former VP pick and is pondering a run for President. Celebrities and political children are targeted, which is absolutely not fair but reality. How many celebrities have you heard say, that they no longer read the criticisms that are printed about them? Unfortunately, using terms like "haters" and "enemies" in quotes on your FB page does not help matters. Maybe encouragement to stay off FB would be in order. Words have power and silence in some ways is a better way to deal with your critics. There will always be people who think you are great and those (not so much).

      November 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • DougB

      Perhaps if Sarah had sat her older children down and told them what it would be like to be in the limelight perhaps none of this would have happened. However, it appears that these girls were left to fend for themselves seeing that their mother probably quit parenting, much like she did her governorship, long ago.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Paul

      Really...50 year old Bill Clinton, President of the United States, leader of the free world, got less criticism for committing adultery in the oval office.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Unbelievable!

    I don't know what to say or even think about all this controversy with these 2 girls , (Bristol and her baby sister)
    Don't these 2 realize having your name splatted on a social network is going to draw attention to you? I mean really now!
    Popular vote or not, the girl has been at this now up to this point (11th season) and she still don't have what it takes, not only is she slow on the steps and the idea of the show shes slow to be thinking like an adult and mother! Well there you have it folks! A real down to earth example of how the chain of family heritage and culture of logic and mannerism is passed on generation after generation. I mean Bristols mother may be polite and charming in the light of appearance but her actions of child bearing and up brining has shown poor choices in mannerism – and so it goes, a classic case of chain events, now Bristol can apologize all she wants for her actions on Face-book but it shouldn't be over looked, if this is a form of intimidation of abuse of power using your position just because your the offspring of someone "half famous" shouldn't mean that you can say or act anyway you like and expect recognition of wonderful behavior.
    I hope the public sticks to seeing the real color of this whole thing and stop voting for the girl, its obvious they ALL need to do some soul searching and grow up a bit before they come off so high and mighty. Face it, the girl stinks! End of story!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Paul

      Didn't former President Clinton realize he was doing something wrong when he committed adultery in the oval office? Yeah...hurts when you apply your standards to your own people. I'm voting for Bristol again. I hope she wins the whole thing. Must suck to see a conservative getting more press than your liberal Hollywood morons.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeahyeah

      yo Michaelpaul, clinton's private parts had more brain than you and your heroes...keep voting for her

      January 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Cynthia

    That's good, Bristol "I'm really sorry for overreacting, now, please, since I apologized, keep voting for my non-talented, self-esteem challenged self next week! I really, really am just like you."

    November 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |

      The Palin's are as redneck as it gets anyone who would consider this family for the white house is STUPID....

      November 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sally

    So far I haven't heard any sort of apology from Willow, nor from Sarah...but then, that would be a first for Mrs. Palin, wouldn't it? Apologizing for something?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • DougB

      Don't hold your breathe waiting for an apology from Sarah–she's too full of herself to admit when she is wrong. I am sure she passed that same quality down to her offspring. I am not all that worried about Palin getting into the White House, because little by little she is revealing how unqualified she is for High Office.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Mary Ann

    The Palin family is trash,every time one of the morons open their mouth it proves it to be true.
    The retarded child has more brain cells,then the rest of the family.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TD

      LOL! Nice one!

      November 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • momallfour

      Mary Ann. I guess you are just as stupid as they are calling someone with down syndrome a retarded child. I thought we moved away from using such words for children with disabilities. You should be ashamed of yourself. I have three disabled children that I have taken care of for 25 years and let someone call them a retard. Get a grip you just stooped to their mentality.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sassysticks

      @momallflour; I guess we didn't get away from using the word since Palin and Rush Limphead use the term all the time and Palin had no problem with Rush saying "Retarded."

      November 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Terre

    How can you get fatter and fatter when you are on a dancing show?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  45. mayr

    If they reacted this harshly to such a mild comment as was made on Facebook imagine how bad they would react to real criticism. Beware of the this family. They are not the squeaky clean people they would have you believe – and now they have proven it.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sassysticks

      Yeah. Can you just see the quitter getting mad at Putin then dropping a bomb on Russia!

      November 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      We are talking about the negative comments that a couple of immature young women made, and here we have a bunch of so called, adults making even nastier comments.....hmmmmm.....

      January 3, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Pedro

      These comments may belong to the daughters, but the whole family has plenty of sound bites out there proving they basically act like thugs whenever they are attacked. That this woman is anything other than a cautionary tale from the past to anyone says a lot of bad things about what the Tea Party/Neoconservatism has become. You guys need to lay off the "end justifies the means" tactics, the anti-intellectualism, the thinly veiled racism, and get some better ideas on how to energize small business and the American dream without letting big business rob this country blind.

      January 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sarah Palin's Common Sense


    November 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  47. robi robinowitz

    Bristol should go on a diet. She is getting reall fat

    November 19, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  48. Joe

    I simply cannot believe that people would actually consider sending these backwater, trailer park, dimwit hillbilly's to the white house.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • 101

      You would probably be worse as President than Sarah PaliN!

      November 19, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I couldn't believe that she even thought about running for president, seeing as slow ppls brains don't work as fast as regular brains, and I don't see how she got governor of Alaska...I mean come on ppl seriously upgrade your standards for the ppl that lead in this country. If she ends up in the White House then we will never get out of the recession, instead we will go deeper into the recession and be forced into slavery by the Chinese or some other nation we owe money to.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      "You would probably be worse as President than Sarah PaliN!"

      Wow, brilliant retort. Your overwhelmingly intelligent and witty response is a clear indicator that your intellectual capacity is right on par with most Sarah Palin fans. Thanks for contributing.

      Now go change that flat tire on your house.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeForPrez

      Don't you think calling them that gives hillbillies a bad name? And our dog's MUCH smarter than Sarah!

      November 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric of Reseda

      I agree w/Joefor prex. Calling the Palins "hillbillies" is an insult to hillbillies. Hillibilly folk can be a fine bunch. The Palins, not so much.

      January 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buba

      Joe, wise up! They sent Clinton, Obama, and Bush (forgot Carter) didn't they? We still survived! Our countrry is very resilient and much more than any one person. GBA!

      January 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  49. cheefsfury


    November 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Breaking News

      Lisa Murkowski election victory has been halted by a federal judge. It is obvious how far the Palin camp would cheat just to win even if it is against the will of the people. Sarah Palin is probably going to sue ABC if Bristol loses to Jennifer Grey .

      November 20, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  50. Sue Z

    Keep voting for Bristol! Vote For The Worst!

    November 19, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      The Palin family's true character comes shining through when they use any type of media, doesn't it?

      November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      Well said Dee! I also hope they understand that facebook is public even if your page is private.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • eMzee in Iowa

      So she thinks she can dance -hmmm... sort of like She thinks She can be president. What is it with this family? Oh thats right – they surround themselves with the same thick head that think like they do. (GROUP THINK)
      When a real leader going to step up and say "Get A Clue" and put them in their place.

      November 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jack279

      I thought people had to be stars to be on "Dancing with the Stars" ? Being a rich kid teen mom doesn't count does it?

      November 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |

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