July 25, 2012
Bristol Palin says her 3-year-old son, Tripp, did not say “f*ggot” but the other f word on a moment captured on tape for her reality show, and the program’s showrunner corroborates this. “It is the honest-to-God truth,” showrunner Matt Lutz told The Advocate. “He doesn’t know that word. They don’t throw that word around in front of him.” A clip from Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp was posted on YouTube last week showing the toddler arguing with his mother and aunt Willow in a hotel room. At one point he says to Willow, “Go away, you [bleeped word],” and the poster captioned it with the word “f*ggot” on screen. The clip was then picked up widely by media, including The Advocate, which reported that the word used was “f*ggot.”