Bristol Palin, who recently slammed fellow “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Margaret Cho, is firing back at comedian Kathy Griffin for calling her fat.
Griffin, 50, recently joked that Bristol, 20, is the only contestant in DWTS history to gain weight while competing on the grueling dance show.
“Come on, come on. She gained like 30 pounds a week. I swear to God, it was fantastic. She’s like the white Precious.”
Kathy, who made the fat joke while hosting VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert Dec. 3 in Miramar, Calif., drew boos from the audience, mostly made up of soldiers.
On Dec. 6, a furious Bristol hit back at Griffin.
“The audience’s reaction to this ‘comedian’ spoke volumes, and the decent people I know would probably have booed her, too.
“I hope people didn’t have to pay money to hear her negativity and criticisms,” she said.
Bristol criticized Cho for asserting in a post on her Web site that mom Sarah Palin forced Bristol to go on the show to support her politically.
“She told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do DWTS so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah to run in 2012,” Cho wrote on her blog.
But Palin responded with her own Facebook post that criticized Cho and took a dig at her sexuality.
“You say you ‘don’t agree with the family’s politics at all’ but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert,” she wrote.
Bristol was also in the spotlight after MSNBC host Keith Obermann criticized her for advocating abstinence to avoid teen pregnancy.
Obermann said abstinence had been proven not to work and Bristol was the “worse person in the world” for advocating it.
Like mother like daughter, Sarah Palin called David Letterman a child pornographer for making a joke about her unwed, teen mom daughter.
In more DWTS fallout, judge Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t think there will be another Palin on the show. There were reports that Sarah Palin husband Todd might join the show.
But Inaba said: “I think one Palin was enough for awhile. I think we need to go on a Palin vacation for a minute… ”
“People got confused about what they were rooting for: Are you voting for dancing on the show or are you voting for a Party? I think that made it very uncomfortable for a lot of people who just want to see a dance competition.”