Bristol Palin Fires Back at Kathy Griffin Over Fat Joke - NBC New York

Bristol Palin Fires Back at Kathy Griffin Over Fat Joke

Tangles with second comic this week



    Bristol Palin and "Dancing" Partner Disagree About Sarah

    Bristol Palin and her "Dancing" partner, Mark Ballas, debate Tina Fey's impersonation of her mom, Sarah Palin" (Published Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010)

    The troops didn't like Kathy Griffin's fat joke about Bristol Palin, and neither did the former Alaskan first daughter.

    Griffin mocked Palin while hosting VH1 "Divas Salute the Troops" on Friday, saying the teen mom-turned abstinence advocate is the only "Dancing with The Stars" contestant to gain weight during the grueling show. The jab drew boos from the crowd, then yesterday, a response from the joke's butt.

    "The audience's reaction to this 'comedian' spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too," Palin, 20, told Fox News. "I hope people didn't have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms."

    Earlier this week, Palin launched a lengthier rebuttal at comic Margaret Cho, who blogged that her fellow "DWTS" contestant only did the show because mom Sarah Palin made her.

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