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Bristol Palin Joins 'Teen Mom' And Sarah Palin Thinks She'll Be a 'Great Messenger'

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is going to be joining another reality show. This time, the younger Palin will appear on MTV's show 'Teen Mom OG'. Sarah thinks her daughter is going to be a good example to other young women.

Bristol has been making something of a career of doing reality shows in recent years. She has appeared on 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Celebrity Wife Swap', and now she'll be on the show that is much more in line with her claim to fame: 'Teen Mom OG'.

Bristol became famous when her mother was named Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate in 2008. Palin, a conservative Christian who advocates abstinence education, made headlines when her then-teen daughter Bristol was pregnant.

Bristol was initially supposed to marry her then-baby daddy, Levi Johnston. The McCain-Palin campaign thought that the shotgun wedding would actually boost the popularity of Palin and help with the ticket’s anti-abortion and family values platform. The engagement was brief before it was called off.

Bristol went on to have her baby and continued with an on-again/off-again relationship with Johnson. After the couple’s final split, things became hostile, and Bristol filed for sole custody of their child.

The young Palin began working as an abstinence advocate in the ‘Pause Before You Play’ campaign. "Regardless of what I did personally, abstinence is the only 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy,” she said on ‘Good Morning America’.

In 2015, Bristol announced that she was pregnant again. At the time she was engaged to Dakota Meyer, and she said that the pregnancy was planned. She also said she disappointed people but she didn’t want to be lectured about her situation. She continued her work to promote abstinence for teens.

Bristol and Meyer went on to marry. She has since given birth to their child, and another child, making her a mother of three. In February, Bristol and Meyer filed for divorced, but the couple have since reconciled and it is unclear where their relationship is heading.

'Teen Mom OG' former cast mate, Farrah Abraham, was recently fired from the show for being 'too difficult' and for starting a career in the porn industry. Bristol is one of the new additions to the cast that will be taking Abraham’s place.

Sarah Palin told TMZ that she thinks Bristol is perfect for the show because 'she’s gonna become a great messenger for overcoming a little bit of challenge and doing well in life'.

“My daughters... are all fans of some of the girls who’ve overcome some obstacles and done well with their children," the former politician said.

Fans of the show are a little shocked by the casting choice. "Bristol Palin is joining the cast of MTV’s Teen Mom. That's a joke in itself so I don't need to come up with one about it," wrote one person on Twitter.

Some have been threatening to boycott the show. "Bristol Palin is the biggest scum piece of trash. I knew #mtv had a low bar but come on!!! @MTV thanks for showing your true colors of supporting racism and homophobia," one person wrote.

"I’ve watched every episode, special & spin off, but if you put Bristol Palin on Teen Mom, I’ll never watch again," tweeted one person on Twitter.
Source: Yahoo
Photos: YouTube, Flickr/ Gage Skidmore

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