Bristol and Sarah Palin Talk Being a ‘Teen Mom’ on MTV

By Katie Yoder

Bristol Palin has been a media target for years, due to her mother Sarah’s political profile. One vicious attacker even suggested she should abort one of her unborn children. However, that isn’t stopping her from talking to MTV about what it was like to be a young mom.

MTV’s Teen Mom OG released a video teaser on Aug. 20, for its eighth season. The clip featured 27-year-old Bristol and her mother, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The MTV show will premiere Oct. 1.

“I was a teen mom,” Bristol said in the preview which first aired during MTV’s VMA awards show. “My life is not perfect at all.”

Her mother responded, “Amen.”

Bristol has three kids: 9-year-old Tripp (with ex-fiancé Levi Johnson) as well as 2-year-old Sailor and 1-year-old Atlee (with ex-husband Dakota Meyer). “I want to do what’s best for my kids,” Bristol added.

In July, Bristol posted on Instagram about her involvement with the upcoming show, saying she “look[s] forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey.”

Her involvement prompted ugly online attacks. One Twitter user said, “I’ll be fast forwarding through all of her parts to avoid giving that family a single second more attention” while another wrote “I don’t think she’s a good candidate for this.”

Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham commented recently, “she looks like she wants to be” me.

But media and online attacks are nothing new to Bristol and her mother. After Bristol revealed her pregnancy with Sailor in 2015, Gawker even argued that “Bristol Palin Makes Great Argument for Abortion in Baby Announcement.”

Both Bristol and her mother are pro-life.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.