Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter Willow is embroiled in a homophobia row after using the word ‘f**got’ to attack a Facebook poster who criticised her mother’s reality TV programme.
American website TMZ reported that Willow insulted a boy named ‘Tre’, who she went to school with, after he posted a status update saying ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska is failing soo hard right now’.
Willow leapt to her mother’s defence, saying ‘Tre stfu [shut the f*** up]. Your such a f**got,’ (sic) and ‘Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I’ve seen pictures of, your disgusting.’ (sic)
Sister Bristol Palin, 20, who is currently appearing on America’s Dancing with the Stars, also waded in, writing ‘You’re running your mouth just to talk shit.’
An online war of words soon erupted with the sisters throwing insults at other posters who joined in.
Willow said to a poster named Matt ‘you’re effin fat as hell. Stfu.’ Matt replied with ‘Man, these Palin’s really don’t like it when you don’t admire them fully, well Im sorry that people don’t like some programming.’
Willow later declared: ‘Sorry that you guys are all jealous of my families success and you guys aren’t goin to go anywhere with your lives.’
A Palin family source told TMZ that Willow doesn’t usually use homophobic language, and it was simply a case of baby bear defending mama grizzly.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska is an eight-part documentary following the Palin family and their outdoor excursions in their home state. It debuted on American channel TLC on Sunday 14 November and pulled in 4.96 million viewers.
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