Man, this has been a busy week (and it’s only Monday) for Bristol Palin fighting back words of hurt…only this time her response sounded like it actually came from her, and not a professional writer. Kathy Griffin did her Bristol Palin/DWTS joke at the VH1 Divas: Salute the Troops show about Bristol being the only contestant in the history of DWTS to actually gain weight…with the end button: “She’s like the white Precious.” Super funny joke, but the troops didn’t love it so much, in fact, they booed her.
Anyway, with all of that said, Bristol fired back and said, “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.”
Doesn’t surprise me that she got booed by the troops, not even a little bit. When I went to Afghanistan to do a USO Stand-Up Tour, I was specifically asked to not make fun of politics, our President, or their families…this is when George W. was in office. Lucky for me, I’m not political…but I can only imagine the kind of backlash Kathy must have felt.
When you put yourself out there like Bristol did on DWTS, you should expect both ends of the spectrum–support or disapproval…but either way–you can’t buy this kind of press. Hey, PR is PR!
Although comedy is her profession, Nadine has accomplished a lot in her young age. She is a national champion black belt, a world-class soccer player, and an avid snowboarder. She started playing soccer at the age of 4, and continued playing through college where she majored in Biology, but quickly realized her destiny was to tell jokes, not to wear a lab coat. So she decided to be funny while finishing her Bachelors Degree in biology and continued on to get her M.B.A. Nadine’s comedy style is much like her athleticism, fearless. She’s made her way up the comedy ladder very quickly, and has become a club favorite at many of the country’s top comedy clubs, including the Improv chain. Performing in the Boston Comedy Festival and being noted as the “one of the youngest and brightest up and comers” and traveling to the Middle East to entertain the troops are just a few of her notable accomplishments. These days Nadine splits time between the stage, a radio studio, her computer blogging, and a television studio. Nadine’s TV, Radio, Writing credits include: national commercials, talking head roles on E! Entertainment, Showtime’s Hot Tamales Live, The Skinny: Fat Free News, The Sunny Side of The Truth: Real World Hollywood, TVgasm, Zazreport, Daddy’s Girls, Jerseylicious, celebrity interviews on Mania TV, a weekly half-hour television show that syndicates to colleges across the country for National Lampoon and a nightly radio show on XM Satellite Radio.