Yesterday I told you about how former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Bristol Palin was “uninvited” from her scheduled appearance at Washington University during their Sexual Responsibility Week. Now Bristol is speaking out about it via a statement released by her attorney.
“Bristol was invited to speak with college students as part of a panel. Evidently she has now been disinvited because of apparent concerns by some vocal members of the undergraduate community,” the statement reads.
“Bristol is deeply disappointed that an institution that publicly claims to “listen to diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives, to contribute rigorous academic standards and unbiased scholarship to discussions, and to encourage a civil discourse in which a pluralistic society can respectfully address complex and difficult issues” would withdraw an invitation to a speaker because of “uproar” over their assumed content of her message or even worse, because of her last name.”
Something tells me Bristol’s just adding fuel the fire, unfortunately.
One student who signed the petition protesting Bristol’s appearance said he was a Republican, had voted for the McCain/Palin ticket but was still against Bristol speaking, explained why. Click on the continue reading link below the thumbnails to find out why.
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Here’s why this college student opposed Bristol’s appearance:
“This is about paying an exorbitant amount of money to someone whose life has improved because of teenage pregnancy.
“Bristol got pregnant at 17 and is cashing in on that, she’s not someone we should be hearing from. I want to hear from someone who had dreams and goals that were put on hold by teenage pregnancy – instead, her life has been improved financially and publicity-wise.
“It’s very interesting how a 20-year-old who has only a GED can afford a 5-bedroom house. We don’t want our student union money going to her mortgage, we’re promoting responsibility.
“She’s promoting ‘do as I say, not as I do,’ and I don’t agree with that. The story she has to tell doesn’t line up with the reality of the situation…
Ouch. Do you think either (or both, I guess) Bristol and this student have valid points?