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Bristol Palin defends her son's reported homophobic slur, says it was the other 'F' word

By Gina DiFalco,

Bristol Palin is now responding to the controversy surrounding her 3-year-old son Tripp allegedly using a homophobic slur on their Lifetime reality show Bristol Palin: Life’s Tripp.

On the show, Tripp wanted to go to the swimming pool but his mom and Aunt Willow wouldn’t let him. He started on somewhat of a tantrum, finally calling Willow what was reported a “faggot.”

Palin is now attempting to explain her side of the story, saying that Tripp didn’t say “faggot” but he did say “fu**.”

"As I've said before, I sometimes struggle to raise Tripp," she wrote. "However, he does NOT use slurs. On the most recent episode of Life's a Tripp, the Huffington Post is reporting that my son said the word 'f----t.' This is not true. Let me be clear. I'm not proud of what he did say. Sadly, he used a different 'f word.'"

Palin then gave some insight as to where her son could’ve picked up that word. Saying "Lifetime filmed over 12 months (on and off) and they caught a moment on film that would cause any parent to be red in the face.”

She added, “Tripp is always surrounded by adults—around the campfires with cousins and their friends, at the shop with my dad and his snowmachine buddies. He's apparently picked up some language that I'd prefer he not use. On national television or at home.”

"I do oppose gay marriage, as I've written about before (and the HuffPo points out). I guess the temptation to label my three year old son is just too great for the lefty papers to resist. However, one of my new Twitter followers made an excellent point. He tweeted that the left tries to hold my three year old son more accountable than their adult spokespeople."

 

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