Here is Tripp Johnston’s one and only appearance on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors.

By |2018-10-08T08:54:03-08:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |45 Comments

I swear I could feel that poor boys anxiety all way up here in Alaska. 

This is just not Tripp’s cup of tea.

But fortunately, he doesn’t have to worry about it anymore.

Courtesy of People Magazine:

During Sunday’s premiere, Tripp Palin Johnston — along with partner Hailey Bills and mentor Jenna Johnson — and MasterChef Junior champ Addison Osta Smith — along with partner Lev Khmelev and mentor Keo Motsepe — were eliminated following a full night of epic performances.

“I wanted to do Dancing with the Stars: Juniors because my mom was on the show, and it looked like fun,” Palin Johnston, 9, told PEOPLE exclusively. “I was nervous when my mom showed me clips of young dancers. I have never danced before. I worked past the nerves by just remembering to have fun.”

And while his time on the competition show was short-lived, he walked away with another lesson learned.

“I learned that even if I’m not the best, that I can still try my hardest and have fun,” he added.

If you think that is an actual quote from Tripp Johnston I have a bridge to nowhere to sell you. 

Like a lot of kids, Tripp is mostly monosyllabic in his responses, especially when nervous. 

Besides the only reason he agreed to do the show was probably because his mom told him he could earn a butt load of money. 

But now he is off and he can return to his life of watching his mother go through men like tissue paper and being used as a marketing tool by his family.  

By the way, speaking of his mother I would say that though Tripp is clearly not a dancer, he was significantly better than his mom on her first day of competition. 

Remember the only reason she was able to stay on the show, despite sucking balls, was because there was still a lot of Palin-bots in the country who kept voting for her.

Oh, how the times have changed. 

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  1. Meghan October 8, 2018 at 8:54 am

    OT, but apparently the numbers are in and Teen Mom OG premiered to less than one million viewers. Last season’s premiere debuted to over one million viewers. We’re talking Life’s a Tripp numbers. So people are really missing Farrah or Bristol ruins everything. Bitch is cursed

    • NONA October 8, 2018 at 9:21 am

      What I’m wondering is what more does she have to offer for another season or two? They’re divorced, Levi & Sunny are living their normal life in Alaska, Dakota wants nothing to do with her. That “show” is supposed to be all about the drama. And on Dakota’s IG he says about being on the OG that he had no choice. How was Bristol able to legally threaten him with his kids if he didn’t play along with the scam show?

      • Lewsiffer October 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        Apparently Levi and Sunny aren’t living “the normal life up in Alaska” because they too are going to be on the Teen Mom show. Just like DWTS juniors, Teen Mom OG put the Palins on because everyone hates them, good for ratings and none of them knows that people only hate watch, even the other OG Teen Moms and Dads don’t understand why she is on there, just like no one can figure out why Trippy was on DWTS junior.

        • Meghan Phillips October 9, 2018 at 4:30 am

          It’s actually not good for ratings, as was my original point.

      • viv October 8, 2018 at 11:27 pm

        Dakota Meyer has exactly the same rights and choices as the dull bitch he married but she probably pulled her usual threat of endless bank-breaking litigation if she doesn’t what she wants. He’s not smart enough to see that she is a sadist, that it gives her pleasure to hurt her sperm donors’ lives, and counter-sue.

    • Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

      That show is disgusting, little girls dressing and acting like adult women, reminds me of the beauty pageants for little girls.

      At least if tripp had lasted longer on the program he would have gotten some schooling. Don’t they require children to have school tutors?

      • CFR October 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        Im sure the Texas education dept has been told he is being “home schooled”.

  2. Anonymouse October 8, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Yikes! I’m not going to belittle a 9-year old, but honestly that was cringeworthy.
    And yes, the Palins are motivated by one thing: a celebrity payday. Perhaps his mother wants a reality TV future for him, also. Beats going to college and working.

    • Anonymous October 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

      “Yikes! I’m not going to belittle a 9-year old, but honestly that was cringeworthy.”
      And yet, here you are belittling a 9 year old.

      • Anonymous October 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        I did not say anything about Tripp personally; the dance routine was cringeworthy. And since he and his partner were eliminated, it’s obvious the routine/dancing was bad.

  3. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Would have been better if they put him in a gorilla costume.

  4. Blue Wave October 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

    That was exactly my thought when I read it. “Worked past my nerves..” 9 year olds do not talk like that. So, I guess what he learned is how to be a phony like the rest of the family.

    Hey, Gryph. Seems like we haven’t heard from Alicia in a while. Did you ban the comedy excuses?

    • anonymous October 8, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Could it be that she decided randomly to live a private life out of the Hollywood spotlight just like the Palins allegedly do? If so then maybe it’s a social media interrputus!

  5. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Yes, bristol’s one claim to fame on DWTS is they had to change the voting system because of her.

  6. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:09 am

    What did she mean he has never been in front of cameras before. Doesn’t she know about all of mommy’s reality shows?

  7. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Why is he considered a star? If your mom catches a loaf of cum, you could be a star too!. Jesus what a low bar for fame!

  8. CFR October 8, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Poor Tripp, he apparently cried through every practice and did not want todo this at all, but his money grabbing Mom forced him to.
    But his dancing was significantly better than his Moms and he didn’t just hump the floor like she did.
    Maybe now he can start school this yr, its been going since the middle of August in Texas.

  9. Anon October 8, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I thought he showed courage to go through with this while also showing fear and dislike. He did look relieved and happy when it was over. Some kids love the idea of performing. The other dancers were enthusiastic enjoying the challenge.

    My memory of Bristol is that she did not improve and as the competition continued her partner worked harder almost dancing for both of them. She gained a lot of weight too.

    • Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Gaining weight with DWTS practice was her claim to fame. No one else in the history of the world could gain so much weight while doing vigorous dance routines.
      They leave out the parts where she was lazy and constantly eating instead of working hard. Tripp did much better. He can’t help it if he inherited the stiff oppressed Palin moves.
      Have you seen Sarah dance? Todd? Track? Willow? Piper?

    • Meghan October 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      They kept outfitting her in spangly, fringed dresses, to give the illusion of movement. It was comical.

  10. GinaM October 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

    He actually wasn’t that bad…he “obvi” got his rhythm from his daddy side of the family.

    Why they got him doing this is money of course…so any Wasillians (is that a word?) see a 9 year old driving a 2018 Porsche..y’all better get the hell off the road!


    • CFR October 8, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      He has no rhythm at all. The poor kiddo cried through practices and did not want to do this. He would much rather be in SCHOOL with the few friends he made ths last 1 and a 1/2 but his Mama was too busy selling him off for money.

  11. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I am happy for Tripp that it is over. Yes, he was much better than the pregnant looking mother.

    What Sarah Palin Saw Clearly

    Her 2008 vice-presidential run—built on divisive, personality-driven populism—was a harbinger of things to come.

  12. AJ October 8, 2018 at 11:09 am

    He is a cute little guy, I hope that some of the Palin children escape their parent’s ignorance. There is still hope. & wow does Bris look life a different person. It is amazing what a little money for plastic surgery and time starving yourself can do.

  13. viv October 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I loved seeing the Palin women looking for the cameras dressed like hookers at the interstate bus terminal. They never let us down.

    Have to feel sorry for Jenna, finding ways to say no Tripp wasn’t an obnoxious little diva that we’re glad to see the back of.

  14. Annie Mousily October 8, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I thought that Adam was being mean when he said “go back to your trailer and look in the mirror” and then I realized he meant a production trailer, not a trailer park trailer.

  15. Anon October 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I thought he did alright for having little prep and being pushed by a stage granny and his ma. Tripp did better than his ma, that’s for sure.
    Give poor Bristol a break. She was hiding another pregnancy and didn’t want to practice.,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800.jpg

    Don’t forget this was before she was saved by selling poop tea.

    Of course, she put on a few pounds that’s what happens when you over eat and you don’t poop.

  16. Jill Gifford October 8, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I actually think he’s darling, but I’m glad it’s over for him because he is being so exploited and he’s obviously not comfortable with that.
    Way better than his mom, that’s for sure 🙂

  17. Whatevs October 8, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Here’s how Dakota was forced: appear on the show, or pay me what I won’t get if you don’t because they won’t take just me.

  18. White Rabbit October 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Tripp looks like a bratty little shit. Just like all Palins, especially that hooker mother-daughter duo in the audience.

    Great write-up Gryph. Hilarious.

    • CFR October 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      In all fairness, tripp was said to be crying in rehearsal, his own Mom and Dad( no I am not letting Levi off the hook) sold this small child out.

      • Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        That they did, CFR, and they will continue to. Ugh and UGH.

  19. anon October 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    He actually did a decent job for a boy with no experience. But he is funny looking and dumb as rocks, that much is evident.
    I’m glad for him that it is over hope he gets to learn somethings at school now.

  20. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    You can pin point to perbirth Tripp Palin when the right wing lost their minds and surrendered their a Family Values shtick over politics. No longer was a knocked up teen looked down upon. Their new mantra to digest a whoopsie pregnancy was to march out the I chose life horseshit into fooling the flock.

  21. Anon October 8, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Im surprised the producers trusted the palins at all after the stunts granny pulled to rig bristols mess.

  22. Lewsiffer October 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Okay, the best thing about last night is that they put Honey Boo Boo in the same sort of dress that they did when Bristol was pregnant with the Haiti baby. Guess they have a “fat person” go-to costume. The other best thing was that Tripp apparently learned everything he knows about dancing from his mother. Wow, poor kid. He’s just really small and uncoordinated but plasters that fake smile on his face on cue.

  23. anon October 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Bristol Palin says her virginity was ‘stolen,’ but Levi Johnston #HimToo

  24. Old Redneck October 8, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I have two grandsons, ages 11 and almost 8. Both are very smart young men; the 8-yr-old knocks me over with his vocabulary. The 11-yr-old is a quiet kid but when he speaks, he sounds much older than his age. God knows I am so happy that neither of them has been forced to go through what Tripp has been through and likely will go through in the future. Of course, my son and daughter-in-law have four master’s degrees between them and both have their heads screwed on right.

    Poor, poor Tripp. As far as I can tell, there is no full-time decent male figure in his life:
    — Bristol put the kid through a few “trial marriages” (translation: shacking up);
    — an occasional visit with Levi and Sunny where it appears he does normal stuff
    — does not appear to have established a relationship with Dakota — who gets only the girls
    — Todd may pop up now and then
    — Bristol won’t let Track close to him, which is a good thing
    — and the primary female figure in his life is a money-grubbing dunce

    Poor kid — will he survive to age 18, when he can move in with Levi and Sunny?

    • Anonymous October 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Tripp will always feel abandoned by his real father because he was confused so frequently when he was very young by the ever changing roster of men in his home. You don’t do that to kids. There’s no good outcome.

  25. anonymous October 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    The Palins have really grown up by allowing unity and happiness for Tripp.
    Now that his family is no longer at war I am looking forward to seeing Aunt Sadie. When will that make up story be part of the teen TV show?

    Before or after the Bristol Willow wedding walk out story?

  26. CFK October 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Give it up Bristol. No TV stars are coming out of anyone in your family. You said you were embarrassed by being on DWTS yourself. Why would you do that to your kid? He will be embarrassed too one day & may resent you for pushing him into that. Don’t be surprised.

  27. viv October 8, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I just remembered something: earlier this year when the separation became common knowledge, someone said that they were shopping a reality show. Teen mom must be as far as they got. Fail.

  28. Anon October 9, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Why was he “Tripp Palin” on the show when he is “Tripp Johnston?” Last year, Bristol had him as “Tripp Meyer” on her Instagram. Poor kid; which is it?

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