Call it an unforeseen consequence of being a reality star: Thanks to what he’s seen on Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp, Levi Johnston is seeking full custody of the son he had with Bristol Palin.
I don’t want to give the wrong impression: I don’t really care that much about Bristol Palin. In my book, she became famous for causing a national controversy (and inspiring a lot of parents to give their daughters The Talk) while her mother was running for a prestigious political office. An office that she did not win, by the way. But what’s happening to Bristol now is interesting because it shows what can happen when you choose to surrender most of your life for the world to see. People may not always like what they see, and things can get complicated very fast.
Here’s the 411: Bristol Palin recently began filming a TV show of her very own, Life’s A Tripp. It’s basically a spin-off of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, all about Bristol’s life with 2-year-old Tripp in Los Angeles. It hasn’t been received well, I’ll say that much. And it turns out that not just critics are fed up with the show — Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s baby daddy, is furious.
Remember Levi? The dude who was engaged to Bristol twice but didn’t put a ring on it? It turns out that he’s furious about Bristol’s behavior on her new show, saying that she is on a “downward spiral” and that he wants at least half custody of Tripp. This comes directly after an episode where Tripp allegedly used the f-word when throwing a tantrum…
Yeeeeeeah. That really happened. Apparently Levi is “disgusted” by his son’s behavior, perhaps as a result of watching what’s broadcast on BP:LAT. It hasn’t been the first time Bristol’s done something considered crazy lately. But Levi’s probably going to need a lot of tape from BP:LAT to prove that Bristol’s a bad mother, just because she can say that the footage was edited a certain way for entertainment purposes. It’s almost like using a celebrity’s tweets as evidence against them — are they sufficient evidence if they’re tailored to be read by fans? Is it really from them, or the persona they put out into the world?
For me at least, this is only going to become more interesting as time goes on. It may make some reality stars think twice before saying that next scandalous thing…
[via ABC News]
What do you think will happen with this custody case? Do you think using footage from Bristol’s TV show is valid evidence of her parenting?