Oh Bristol Palin…if we read your book, will you go away? Not too long ago, the wise beyond her twenty years (why else would she need a memoir at such a young age?) agent of abstinence announced she had penned her first book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.
One of the more controversial admissions Bristol makes in her book includes not remembering losing her virginity at age fifteen while drunk on wine coolers. This revelation led some to speculate as to whether Bristol was claiming to be a victim of date rape at the hands of her then-boyfriend Levi Johnston.
Bristol has taken to the media to
promote her memoir set the record straight about these recent mumblings. In an interview with GMA, Bristol claims she was not raped or date raped by Levi, but insists her virginity was “stolen” not “lost.”
She states, “I am just looking back with the adult eyes I have now, and just thinking, that was a foolish decision. I should never have been underage drinking.” Bristol also stands by her decision to use the term “stolen” instead of “lost” regarding her virginity and the night she first had sex, as “that’s what it felt like.”
When questioned about her role to promote abstinence among teens (which some have said is hypocritical), Bristol, who reportedly earned $262,000 as an abstinent ambassador, reveals, “I hate the word ‘abstinence.’ I’m not an abstinence preacher, ya know?” Bristol was on birth control when she got pregnant and believes that abstinence is the only sure-fire way to prevent teen pregnancy, especially since she knew
she took her pill improperly her method was ineffective.
During the interview, Bristol is asked what she believes will be her son Tripp’s reaction when he’s old enough to read her book. While throughout her memoir, she refers to her baby daddy Levi as a gnat, Bristol elaborates, “I don’t know if Levi will be a big role model in his life at all, so I’m not that worried about it.” She goes on to say that, while Levi does see Tripp, the time “certainly isn’t as much as he’s entitled to.”
Regardless of your opinions on Bristol and/or her
infamous mother, I can guarantee you one thing: this certainly isn’t the last you’ve seen of Bristol’s summer media tour. And fear not, once she’s done hyping her (please say it won’t be!) future bestseller, Bristol’s got a new reality show she wants you to watch! Nope, she’s apparently not. going. anywhere.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRISTOL’S INTERVIEW & THE STATEMENT THAT HER VIRGINITY WAS STOLEN?