“Dancing With the Stars” contestant fires back after MSNBC host's “Worst Person” designation
Bristol Palin mock-apologized to Keith Olbermann for "not being absolutely faultless like he undoubtedly must be" after the MSNBC host named her his "worst person in the world" and accused her of hypocrisy last week.
Olbermann named Palin his “worst person” after playing a PSA of her talking about safe sex with “this 'The Situation' guy from TV’s 'Jersey Shore.'" Olbermann played a clip, joked about hypocrisy, and threw his script at the TV camera.
Palin responded on Facebook Thursday.
"Accusing me of hypocrisy is by now, an old canard. What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity," Palin said. "Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it sometimes takes a person who has made mistakes.
"Parents warn their children about the mistakes they made so they are not repeated. Former gang members travel to schools to educate teenagers about the risks of gang life. Recovered addicts lecture to others about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. And yes, a teen mother talks about the benefits of preventing teen pregnancy.
"I have never claimed to be perfect. If that makes me the "worst person in the world" to Mr. Olbermann, then I must apologize for not being absolutely faultless like he undoubtedly must be."
Palin, who finished third on "Dancing with the Stars," well ahead of her PSA castmate Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, shot the ad as an ambassador for the Candies Foundation, which works to prevent teen pregnancy.