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RandySF

(61,771 posts)
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:33 PM Jul 2012

Bristol Palin: 'I like gays. I'm not a homophobic'

Bristol Palin wants to clear up her views on gays before her second go-round on "Dancing With the Stars."

"I like gays," she said. "I'm not a homophobic, and I'm so sick of people saying that. Just because I'm for traditional marriage doesn't really mean I'm scared or anything of anyone else, and I don't hate anybody."

Palin spoke at the "Dancing With the Stars" panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where she was one of the "Dancing" all-stars named for the upcoming season of the show. Of all of the contestants, including Pamela Anderson and past winners Drew Lachey and Kelly Monaco, Palin received the lion's share of the questions.

"You know, people are going to make up stuff about me no matter what," she said. "Whatever. I'm going to go dance and I'm going to have fun. ... It's not about politics and it's not about traditional marriage and anything like that. It's just about dancing, and it's going to be fun."


http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=746609

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Bristol Palin: 'I like gays. I'm not a homophobic' (Original Post) RandySF Jul 2012 OP
She's better like Gays. Odds are 1 in 10 her dance partner will be gay. dballance Jul 2012 #1
"some of my best friends are (fill in the blank)" TDale313 Jul 2012 #2
yes you are you cindyperry2010 Jul 2012 #3
So she "likes gays" but Lisa D Jul 2012 #4
She should at least get the terminology correct. CJCRANE Jul 2012 #5
"Homophobic" is a neologism that doesn't even mean what its parts mean. malthaussen Jul 2012 #6
Dance to THIS, Bristol rocktivity Jul 2012 #7
She makes as credible a spokesmodel for "traditional marriage" as Maggie Gallagher does MNBrewer Jul 2012 #8
Post removed Post removed Jul 2012 #9
She is lying. Jamastiene Jul 2012 #10
Wrong. You are very much homophobic. closeupready Jul 2012 #11
 

dballance

(5,756 posts)
1. She's better like Gays. Odds are 1 in 10 her dance partner will be gay.
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:40 PM
Jul 2012

I'm gay and I took ballroom dancing on College for PE courses. It was a blast.

I've never seen studies that make this conclusion but from my observational experience since she's dealing with the entertainment industry I'd bet the chances are better than one in ten.

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
2. "some of my best friends are (fill in the blank)"
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:43 PM
Jul 2012

And seriously, who the fuck is she to judge other people's family values and the importance of traditional marriage?

Lisa D

(1,532 posts)
4. So she "likes gays" but
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:45 PM
Jul 2012

doesn't believe they should be able to marry. With "friends" like her.....

That's like someone from the Civil War era saying, "I like black people and I'm not a racist, but I believe in slavery.

malthaussen

(17,317 posts)
6. "Homophobic" is a neologism that doesn't even mean what its parts mean.
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:55 PM
Jul 2012

Hate the damned word. And given that "homo" has long been used colloquially as an insult to homosexuals, I don't understand why the LGBT community doesn't hate it.

It's as bad as "pedophile." There is something very twisted in a word that says a child rapist is a "lover of children."

-- Mal

rocktivity

(44,607 posts)
7. Dance to THIS, Bristol
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:16 PM
Jul 2012


Better yet, give your Dancing With The Faded Stars slot to a single mom who can REALLY use the money!


rocktivity

MNBrewer

(8,462 posts)
8. She makes as credible a spokesmodel for "traditional marriage" as Maggie Gallagher does
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:12 PM
Jul 2012

i.e., not credible whatsoever. Both women are complete hypocrites on the topic and for almost exactly the same reasons.

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Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
10. She is lying.
Sat Jul 28, 2012, 02:45 PM
Jul 2012

Anyone who likes gay people would not teach their kid to use anti-gay slurs and would not be against our right to get married. Period.

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