Bristol Palin Is Mad At MTV For Making Her Look Like Herself

It turns out that Bristol Palin is not so thrilled about how MTV’s Teen Mom has portrayed her on TV. Well, there’s a shocker!

“@mtv doesn’t want to talk about faith, show work ethic, or juggling three kids alone, they don’t want to show the humble process of starting over after a divorce, building a career, or any real life issues. All they want with my little segment each week is some fake fill-in Farrah Abraham/Jerry Springer BS, and it’s simply not true.”

Okay, Bristol. This isn’t your first foray into the world of reality TV. You’ve appeared on multiple shows in the past; you know by now how this works. You don’t have a leg to stand on when you express shock about how a notoriously trashy reality is portraying you. It’s no great secret that shows like Teen Mom have survived this long because of drama (whether real or producer provoked) and heavy editing.

It’s hard for me to believe that Bristol was this dense about what was going to be involved in appearing on Teen Mom. She’s been in the media before. If she was so concerned about being portrayed so negatively, why agree to be on this show? Why subject her family (consisting of three young children and husband suffering from PTSD) to an invasive production crew in their home? Teen Mom is not a documentary. If you want a program that accurately demonstrates the hardships of young motherhood, Teen Mom is not and never has been that show.

No, I’m not buying Bristol’s cloying displeasure with MTV. Like all the other people on Teen Mom, Bristol was after fame (her media circuit had significantly dried up in recent years), attention, and cash. Plus she was more than happy to play up the drama for the cameras as they filmed the disintegration of her marriage for the world to see. And of course, like the other offspring of Teen Mom stars, the ones who will suffer the most from this blatant fame-mongering will be the kids.

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