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Sarah Palin Compares Lena Dunham to Josh Dugger

Just when you think the world was ridden of Sarah Palin‘s ludicrous antics, she pushes through with a whole, new collective of idiocy. During an explosive Twitter rant on Thursday night, Sarah and daughter, Bristol, (you know the one who got inprexgnanted when she was merely sixteen), blasted negative responses in defense of Josh Dugger‘s molestation scandal. If you’re unaware, or have merely been living under a rock for the past two weeks, it was reported that Josh Dugger, a member of the Dugger family and television series, 19 Kids and Counting, was accused of molesting five girls, four of which were his sisters. The incidents apparently occurred when Dugger was a teenager, and has led to the cancelation of the show.

During an interview with Fox News host, Megyn Kelly, which aired on Fox last night, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said they were “devastated”, and described the molestation as “improper touching”, because we all know that’s just a fancy term to explain molestation. After the interview aired, there was a complete uproar on Twitter, leaving none of the Dugger family safe from an outpour of criticism. But what’s truly remarkable, is how Girls creator and star, Lena Dunham, managed to get tangled up in the whole thing.

Leave it to Sarah Palin to find a way. Well, technically it was her daughter Bristol who did the shamming, but her mother nevertheless defended her.

Bristol wrote “Let’s Get This Straight, Liberals — What Kinds of Molestation are Acceptable? I can’t believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister.”

Sarah Palin Compares Lena Dunham to Josh Dugger

(Sarah, and daughter Bristol Palin)

Bristol also went on to write “Remember the liberal media outrage? Oh that’s right. It didn’t happen. The liberal media darling Dunham was praised for her ‘honest and witty’ book. The double standards make me sick. Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girls breast — a terrible thing to go [sic]. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled?”

Okay, not really seeing the comparison there. Dunham was being curious as a child when it came to experimenting with her sister. That’s all it was, curiosity. There wasn’t a sister intention underlining that particular situation. It wasn’t another episode of Law & Order: SVU where a pedophile is grooming their next victim. Not to mention, Lena was seven at the time, a child mind you, and probably didn’t understand the intensity of the situation taking place. Josh Dugger was a teenager when the molestation occurred, and therefore fully understood what he was doing.

Sarah Palin defended her daughter’s ignorant remarks by writing “The main victim in any story like this isn’t the perpetrator, it’s the innocent ones so harmfully affected.”

Right, because that’s who truly matters during a situation of a molestation; not the victim who had to suffer the abuse.

Palin also went on to call Dunham a “pedophile” who is “haughtily enjoy[ing] rewards for [her] own perversion.”

So, what are your thoughts on the entire thing? Do you think Bristol was right for calling out Dunham? I want to hear your thoughts on the matter, so please feel free to comment below!

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I am a journalistic enthusiast, born and bred in Washington, D.C. When I'm not busy meticulously constructing posts, I can be found burying my head in an epic novel, cooking a delicious mess in the kitchen, scouring local thrift stores, and spending way too much time binging on Netflix (Arrested Development anyone?). I cannot live without a good playlist (Billy Holiday is preferred), working wifi (sometimes not always working), and Dunkin Donuts coffee (caramel swirl is my go-to flavor). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to the email below. Happy Reading!


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