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Bristol Palin and “The Situation” tape abstinence PSA

posted by jmcgee

This is certainly, um, different — though, with the unfurling ribbon of condoms smack in the middle, it’s hardly advocating abstinence.  I’d call the message, at best, mixed.  And unpersuasive.  

 
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The video is part of the Candie’s Foundation’s “Pause Before You Play” campaign, or PBYB according to Sitch. It begins with Situation hitting on Bristol, asking her if she’d like to have a situation. Keep in mind, the word “situation” literally jumps the shark somewhere in the middle of this PSA. 

“Just in case you do get into a situation, I want to make sure you are situated. Because if you do get into a situation, with your situation,” Sitch points down below her waist (seriously), “you may end up with a situation.”

Hilarious, right? You can watch below.



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Eka

posted November 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm


Having never actually seen “the Jersey Shore”…I have one question…
Does “the Situation” always walk around with rosary beads around his neck…while pulling condoms out of his pocket?
Sigh…



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Young Canadian RC Male

posted November 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm


Well you are right on the roasry beads. But em, not always with condoms. I did watch Season 2 and they didn’t show condoms or Sitch putting them on his parts when he was in “situations”. And he got into a lot of them including with two girls in a stall in a club (though you only see the peoples’ heads over the stall door. Guess MTV does have limits to how much they can film.) I can guarantee the three-way did not involve safe sex, becuase unless a person can come prepared to the club or there’s a dispenser in the washroom and you have a buck, can one really protect themselves in a matter of minutes?
Seriously, this is lame. Those of us who watch Jersey shore know he is the poster child for the sin of Lust. Perhaps pride too. He’s clearly not into this at all and you can tell.



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pagansister

posted November 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm


Perhaps Bristol will follow her own advice! Not easy being a single mother, even if her mother happens to be Sarah.



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concernedCatholic

posted November 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm


I agree with “Eka” :-\ Rosary beads seem to be more of a fashion statement now (refer to Miley Cyrus’ video “Who Owns My Heart”…sigh). That is completely contradictory to talk about premarital sex and contraception and wear a Rosary around one’s neck. May God have mercy on their souls.



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nnmns

posted November 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm


Not so bad. Abstinence and being prepared. And he’s better off than her because abstinence already failed her once.



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AMDGomer

posted November 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm


“because abstinence already failed her once”…?
Do you know what the word “abstinence” means?
Do you know that if you’ve “failed” at abstinence, you aren’t being abstinent?
Words actually have meanings, nnmns.



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Jetson

posted November 17, 2010 at 1:02 am


What a couple of morons! And on ‘B Palin’s’ part, hypocrite!



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Gogoreligion!

posted November 17, 2010 at 6:14 am


@AMDGomer, most people do know what Abstinence means. And yes, she failed at it. Words do have meanings, you just want to apply those meanings where they help you only and make your vantage point correct.



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oldestof9

posted November 17, 2010 at 8:41 am


It’s a shame that some (Jetson) of these comments are negative and judgemental. People DO change…maybe Bristol has changed her mind and heart…could we, as children of God, just once give someone the benefit of our doubt.
Peace and grace to all



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Chuck

posted November 17, 2010 at 10:38 am


Absolutely, Oldest. By the lights of some people, if you’ve ever done a thing, you can’t tell your kids THEY shouldn’t do it, because to do so would be hypocritical. In my view, nobody is more eminently qualified to advise than somebody who has experienced/committed/whatever the “thing” in question is, because they will know whereof they speak. Yes, Bristol was “inabstinent” at least once that we know of. And she has dealt with the consequences of that action every day since. Lucky she is to have a loving family who stands by her.



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HMS

posted November 18, 2010 at 10:27 am


Is there anybody else out there who sees this ad as another example of the exploitation of the media by a member of the Palin family?



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RCIAD

posted November 18, 2010 at 11:32 am


Yep, HMS!
And now Palin is all but confirming she’s running in 2012, and the really scary thing is that I think she believes she can win the presidency because Bristol can maybe win Dancing With The Stars. I think she truly believes that’s an indication the majority of Americans think she can be president in spite of the polls that clearly indicate the opposite.
Scary. Guess we can look forward to another four years of Obama, alhtough there are also rumors that Hillary Clinton may challenge Obama in spite of her recent comments.
If nothing else I guess it all makes for good entertainment, which is pretty much what politics has devolved into. :-/



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Deacon Greg Kandra

posted November 18, 2010 at 11:57 am


Well, just because Palin wants to run doesn’t mean she can necessarily get the nomination. Her support isn’t very deep. I wouldn’t be surprised if another candidate emerged much more to the GOP’s liking, and much more electable. (Personally, I like Chris Christie.)
At this stage in the ’08 election, after all, everyone thought the Democrats would nominate Hillary.
Dcn. G



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RCIAD

posted November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm


Exactly — I think people forget Obama arrived rather late on the scene.
But Palin could pull off the nomination, split the vote and hand the win to the Dems, whether it’s Obama or Clinton.
She’s just too divisive, and part of the problem with her self-perpetuated status as a DC outsider is that she’s just that — a DC outsider who remains willfully deaf to the advice of those in the know.



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pagansister

posted November 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm


The very thought of Palin as a leader of anything is just plain frightening. IF the unthinkable happened, and the Republicans were foolish enough to nominate her, I would hope the American people wouldn’t be foolish enough to actually elect her. But then, “W” was elected twice. (actully not the first time). What does that say about the intelligence of the American people?? Palin wouldn’t even finish her term as governor of Alaska, and she wants to be president??



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Your Name

posted November 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm


To get back to the topic of the thread, does anyone here realistically believe that young people are going to listen to either of these two ‘spokespersons’ when they are so blatantly BOTH asking folks to ‘do as I saay, not as I do’???
Neither of these two characters WERE/ARE abstinent. Hemce, imnsho, they’re LIARS. Hardly role models to emulate.



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