December 06, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Over the weekend, Bristol Palin, who placed third on Dancing with the Stars, took to her Facebook page to dispute co-star, Margaret Cho’s claims that her mother, Sarah Palin, forced her to compete on the ABC reality show.
“Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly…for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do DWTS so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012…” Cho wrote on her blog in a post dated November 29th.
But Bristol came to her mother’s defense on Saturday in an open letter to Cho on her Facebook page (these kids and their technology!).
“I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many ‘facts’ wrong in so few sentences,” Bristol wrote. “Let me be blunt: my mom did not ‘force’ me to go on DWTS. She did not ask me either. The show approached me.”
The 20-year-old advocate for abstinence then went on to credit her parents for supporting her throughout the competition.
“Anyone who watched the show could tell I performed better, and I felt better about myself, when they were in the audience,” she continued. “I wanted to make them both proud, but politics had nothing to do with it. Loving my parents had everything to do with it.”
In a final dig at Cho, Bristol suggested that the comedian develop a better understanding of conservative politics, writing that if that happens, Cho “would embrace us faster than k.d. lang at an Indigo Girls concert.”
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