Bristol Palin's Teen Pregnancy PSA Has Subtle Message - Being Poor Sucks
Bristol Palin, daughter of that mavericky maven Sarah Palin, has turned her irresponsible behavior into a PSA message for teens thinking about having sex. Which of course is ironic because, well, she's a teen mom. Get it? Ugh.
The basic gist of the ad is to convey how lucky Bristol is because she's got a mom and granny and comes from a family with money and privilege, otherwise parenting as a single teen mom would, like, totally suck and stuff.
But what this PSA is REALLY saying is being a POOR single mom totally sucks. And while that's true, do we really need the poster child for why abstinence-only programs don't work telling us this? Because guess what, some teens are going to have sex, often unprotected. Especially if their family is pro-gun, anti-abortion, and have their heads in the sand.
I think a more effective ad would have been to show Bristol demonstrating how a condom works by pulling it down over her mother's head. Effective and amusing - now that's thinking outside the box!