Willow Palin's homophobic slurs reflect on Sarah Palin, Joy Behar suggests

Sun. November 21, 2010 6:49 AM by OnTopMag.com

Willow Palin's homophobic slurs reflect on Sarah Palin's parenting – or lack thereof – talk show host Joy Behar has suggested.

Willow, the 16-year-old daughter of the former Alaska governor, attacked a former classmate, named Tre, on Sunday.

"Sarah Palin's Alaska, is failing so hard right now," Tre wrote on Facebook during the premiere of the reality series.
Which prompted Willow to respond "Haha your so gay" and "Your such a faggot."

Willow and her sister, Bristol, offered a halfhearted apology, saying that they shouldn't have reacted to negative comments.

Behar criticized the incident with openly gay comedian Judy Gold, legendary talk show host Dick Cavett and In Touch Weekly Senior Editor Erika Vetrini on HLN's the Joy Behar Show.

"Their camp is saying she [Willow] doesn't use this language, this is new. I don't believe that, she's 16-years-old. This is the way she speaks," Vetrini said. "And when you hear that your child is speaking this way, it's your responsibility as a parent to inform that's not the proper way to talk."

Behar agreed, adding that her use of the word faggot was "beneath contempt." (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Gay GOP group GOProud saw things differently, saying that such words are only homophobic "when it comes from the daughter of a conservative leader."

"Make no mistake; this is about destroying Sarah Palin by any means necessary," the group said in a statement.

While the politician turned conservative celebrity has previously criticized the use of racist and anti-disability comments, she has yet to speak out on her daughter's homophobic remarks.

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