No, Bristol Palin Isn’t ‘Playing The Victim’ For Talking About Death Threats Against Her
1:30 pm, May 22nd | by Laura Donovan
There are few things more awful than being viewed as a person who loves to play the victim. “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin, who recently criticized President Barack Obama’s evolution on same-sex couples, is being labeled a “poor me” kind of girl for saying that she received death threats in the aftermath of scoffing at the president’s move. And, as ridiculous as her anti-same-sex marriage post was, talking about people who have threatened to kill you doesn’t mean you’re “playing the victim.” The 21-year-old writes in a new blog post that she does not think of herself this way and would rather not be painted in the media as someone who wallows in self-pity:
“There are a few stories popping up – in The Advocate and one or two on HuffPo on a recent Google alert — claiming I’m playing ‘the victim card’ over here on my blog. However, anyone who actually read my post would know that I simply made two claims:
1. Those who claim to be loving and tolerant certainly are hateful and bullying.
2. But despite their efforts at name-calling and even their threats, I won’t be deterred from speaking out.”
To give you an idea of the kind of things people fired at Bristol after she griped about Obama, here is a glimpse of what commenters posted in her comments section:
Sharing this with the world is not the same as whining about what was said. Through these remarks, people on the opposite end of the political spectrum only undermined their views. No matter what you think about Bristol, she doesn’t deserve this kind of invective, and exposing it doesn’t mean she feels sorry for herself.