Sad single mother Bristol Palin, whose calling in life is to help keep girls from becoming her, wants you to know she’s just another young single mother who’s struggling to get by. Well, at least she would be if she wasn’t so darn rich and famous.
In a new PSA for the Candie’s Foundation (no relation to the shoe company), Sarah Palin’s daughter looks doe-eyed into the camera, doing her best impression of exhaustion, and tells young audiences to “pause before you play.”
Bristol Palin tells ABC that it’s an “open-ended message” which could mean “pause and go get a condom or it could be pause and think about your life or it could even be pause and wait until marriage.”
The overall message of the PSA isn’t anything anyone finds too controversial, but it’s the way the message is delivered that have some people out of sorts.
While few take issue with the intent, Bristol has caught some heat: In the ad, she notes that she’s from a “famous family” and asks, “What if I didn’t have all their support? What if I didn’t have all these opportunities? Believe me, it wouldn’t be pretty.” At E! Online, Gina Serpe thinks it’s insulting. She paraphrases: “I’m privileged, so it’s OK that I got pregnant, but you’re not, so don’t.’