Bristol Palin’s new reality series, Life’s a Tripp, which premieres tonight on Lifetime, is being marketed as a show about an “anti-Hollywood,” down-to-earth mother, who is relentlessly hounded by paparazzi and scrutinized by the media while just trying to live a normal life with her son… because signing up to be followed around by a camera crew for a show to be broadcast to millions totally qualifies as “normal,” right?
According to Lifetime, the show “follows her everyday life as a single mother living under the intense media scrutiny that comes from her lineage as the daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.”
Okay, to be fair, the “intense media scrutiny” certainly began because of her mother. But we very likely would have forgotten about her (and her kid) by now if she weren’t continually doing things to keep herself in the spotlight. Like writing a book, participating on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and, you know, this reality show. It’s the PR equivalent of jumping into a shark tank dressed in an outfit made entirely of steak (think Lady Gaga at the 2010 VMAs), and then complaining when the sharks swarm you.
In one TV ad, she can be heard saying that viewers will be surprised to find how “anti-Hollywood” she is. And in the preview on Lifetime’s website (and above), she says things like, “I think it’s weird having my life broadcasted to everyone. Do you think our lives will ever be normal again?”; ”Uh-oh, paparazzi!”; and “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”
Yeah, seriously, you bloodthirsty media hounds! She just wants to be left alone with her son! And the camera crew! And the Lifetime viewing audience! Sheesh, some people just don’t respect privacy.