Margaret Cho, who competed this season on Dancing with the Stars, posted an entry on her official blog this week that claims that her fellow castmate Bristol Palin was forced to be on DWTS by her mother and ex-governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. Cho claims that she learned this information from a source “in the know” about Palin family matters and insists that Sarah Palin made Bristol compete on the show in an effort to make America “fall in love with her again” (presumably because America fell out of love with her after Bristol gave birth to a baby out of wedlock). Here are excerpts from Margaret Cho’s DWTS blogpost:
Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars? I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) that the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS so that “America would fall in love with her again” and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing. I am sure the show wasn’t in on this (but who knows anything really).
HMMM … interesting … and 100% plausible. I did occur to me that the best way for Sarah Palin to capitalize on the most popular competitive reality TV program on the air would be to have her daughter compete on the show that she would never be able to do herself. If Palin ever does make a run for the Presidency, she would not be able to do so if she had lowered herself to appearing on a dance competition TV series … but her daughter, that’s another story. I not only believe Margaret’s assertion that Bristol was forced to do the show but it fortified the suspicions I already had.
So … what does Margaret Cho think about Bristol Palin personally? After the jump, find out …
Although I don’t agree with the family’s politics at all, I really like Bristol as a person. She’s warm and incredibly supportive, and I think that she looks beautiful out on the dance floor. It’s heartbreaking that people are so awful to her about her weight. I think she looks fantastic, and why does everybody think they have a right to comment on our bodies? What are young girls going to take away from that? If people call her fat what kind of impact does that have on women who have similar body types – which is most of us??!! Still, it is a dance competition, and so I am sure that people feel they have the right to judge bodies and not just ability. That’s just wrong. Bristol is learning. She improved a lot, in my opinion. Her tango was fierce and really the best dance she did. You really do learn to dance in this competition! I am proud of her for shaking her ass! But keep in mind there are other forces at work here and it’s not just for the love of dance.
Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed.
What I love most about Margaret Cho, besides her insanely funny humor, is that she always tells it like it is. Just because she doesn’t agree with a person’s politics, she can still be honest about liking the individual as a person. I also absolutely believe her assertion about Bristol being forced to do DWTS for her mother’s gain. Will the Palins ever admit this as true? Never. Is there anyway to prove that this is true? No. Still … it’s not all that difficult to believe, not one bit. I think it’s brave of Margaret to share her beliefs on this matter … don’t you? What do YOU think about Margaret’s blogpost?