Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin decided to speak out after watching months of the sexual harassment accusation ending the careers of famous people in the entertainment, media, and politics.
Palin wrote Friday that she was “truly amazed by the unity that has been brought on by these courageous women (and men),” but noting there is one thing “wrong” with the #MeToo movement.
Plain said the media has double standards when reporting on accusations of sexual misconduct.
“What we need to look at is a real TRUE standard that needs to be set,” she said. “But here’s a question. How do we pick and choose whom to hold accountable? Why aren’t we looking at all of the sexual harassment? Why are some things ‘just a joke’ for some, and serious offenses for others?”
Palin emphasized that it’s time “to come together and treat sexual harassment the same, no matter what side of the aisle you may be on.”
Her claims are not based on guesses, but instead, on a personal experience, she said seven famous people harassed her or her family and the media did nothing.
“Are you ready to hold these people accountable?” she asked. “Here is a small example of what our family has gone though.”
Palin said that in 2010, radio host Don Imus asked Chris Wallace, who was scheduled to interview Palin, “When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap?
“One can only hope,” Wallace responded.
“Did Wallace receive any consequences for this kind of sexual harassment?” Palin asked. “None. No one at Fox Radio batted an eye with his violent misogynist rant — in fact he’s still celebrated.
She then exposed David Letterman, a late-night talk show host, who made some inappropriate comments about Palin family in 2009. Letterman made a joke saying that Sarah Palin’s daughter was “knocked up” by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez during a Yankees game.
Letterman said that he was referring to Bristol Palin, who was 18 then. But Sarah Palin noted that her then-14-year-old daughter, Willow, was at the game.
“Did he get reprimanded by CBS for this? No, no one batted an eye at it,” Bristol wrote.
She then mentioned entertainer Azealia Banks, who in 2016 urged for Palin to be raped.
“Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headf—ed by a big veiny, ashy, black d— then be locked in a cupboard,” Banks tweeted.
Later, she added, “Honestly… Let’s find the burliest blackest n—-s and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on worldstar.”
Bristol Palin pointed out that Banks never saw any consequences for her disgusting tweets.
In 2011, Mike Tyson made similar comments about Sarah Palin.
Next on her list was CNN host and former “Fox & Friends” host Alisyn Camerota, who in 2011 asked the Alaska Governor about the breasts.
“Harassing lines of questioning like that is to sexualize the female guest, thus discrediting the important issues she’s there to discuss,” said Bristol. “Gee, I wonder why voters have a hard time taking female politicians seriously when a news organization is more interested in the size of their bra than their brain?”
And she ended by calling out two famous rappers, Eminem and Macklemore, for making sexual comments about her mother in two of their songs.
Palin said that she is only trying to “point out a very real issue – as a society, we cannot have double standards on sexual issues. We won’t fix it until victims of all political stripes are treated with respect and dignity!”
“Sexual harassment will never change when we have the double standards that we do today,” she wrote. “This isn’t about me or my family. Though the comments that have been made about us are horrible, this movement is way bigger than that.”
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