Tripp Johnston is the next generation of reality stars to emerge from the Palin family.

By |2018-09-26T10:08:34-08:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |36 Comments

I am fighting my gag reflex here so bear with me. 

Courtesy of US Magazine:

Like mother, like son! Bristol Palin got her groove back while helping son Tripp Johnston prepare for Dancing With the Stars: Juniors.

Johnston exclusively tells Us Weekly that his mom shared “a couple” helpful pointers for entertaining a crowd. His mentor, Jenna Johnson, adds: “Bristol was telling him a lot to small and do ‘oohs and aahs’ with his performance and he did it!”

Although the Teen Mom OG newcomer, 27, gave her little one some pointers, he still had worries about the competition, telling Us that he was more “nervous” than excited. But Johnson, 24, and his partner, Hailey Bills Opens a New Window. , helped him shake it off.

“I think for being a non-dancer, he was able to retain [the steps] really well,” Johnson dishes. “But yeah, it’s very hard for someone who has never danced before. This is a very daunting place. It’s covered in lights and cameras and costumes, so he did really well.”

So here we are with another Palin child being exploited for money and fame, just like his mother and his uncles before him. 

And of course, it gives Bristol yet more chances to get a little more media attention as well.

Courtesy of ET:

“I was like, ‘No way!'” Bristol told ET before the announcement of her reaction to her son being cast on the show. “My son, of course at first, was like, ‘Oh, yeah, this sounds so fun. I am going to do it!’ And then I showed him some clips of young dancers, [and he said,] ‘I am not doing it!'”

“[I was] like, ‘We already signed the contract — you have to do it!'” Bristol joked. “But he had the best time of his life and he has made lifelong friends there. [He had an] incredible time, and I have the utmost respect for the show and everyone there. It was a great experience for him.”

“I felt like a complete pageant mom, like, ‘Tripp, you better smile! You better practice!'” she admitted. “It was more nerve-racking having my son on the show than it would have ever been to have myself on it, because it was like, ‘Smile! If you don’t have a good attitude, you are going to regret this!'”

“I told him to try his best. I mean, he was 9 years old. He was one of the youngest on the show,” she continued. “I said, ‘Tripp, have fun, make friends, learn some manners with girls, learn how to dance’… and that is what he did. He had such an amazing time, and they are memories that he will have forever.”

So it sounds like Tripp did not want to do this show at all, but had no choice because his mother signed papers making him contractually obligated to go through with it. 

Such good parenting. 

And wait, SHE is encouraging him to smile more for the camera?

Does anybody remember HER appearances on DWTS?

I feel bad for Tripp, he really had a shot at a relatively normal life and his mother has fucked it up over and over again.

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  1. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    What are they called “stars?” They aren’t.

  2. Whatevs September 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    THe grandson of a two bit has been. The son of a skanky teen, now conniving, skanky woman who lost at baby roulette. That is it. It’s his total claim to fame. WIll wiat to see how he hates them when grown.

  3. viv September 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Tripp has been exploited since the moment his mother squeezed him out. His first birthday was faked for the tabloids and his life hasn’t become any more genuine since. He has no stability and no security, he never has a place he can call home and all his life he has been forced to perform for strangers.

    Bristol Palin has made a pathetic circus of her life and her children will continue to be her victims.

    • Anonymous September 27, 2018 at 4:12 am

      Add to this, a parade of Mom’s new men, a slew of first days at new schools, frequent fresh new houses to live in hundreds of miles away from the previous, oh, and now he can’t see his drunken Uncle Track ever again. Mom’s husband also rejected him permanently but will take his younger half sisters. Tripp is separated from who knows how many siblings and all happening before he’s 10 years old.

    • Anonymous September 27, 2018 at 11:44 am

      My 13 yr old nephew and his school friends watch podcasts. A recent one made fun of Bristol for her hypocrisy in preaching abstinence and getting pregnant out of wedlock. The child told me this and laughed. It’s what the kids at every school know about Tripp.

  4. viv September 26, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    hahahaha Bristol Palin dancing

    an oldie but a goodie

    • viv September 26, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      oh Lordy, I just saw Tripp dancing, and what I saw was awful. I’m not surprised they kicked him off the show for being an entitled brat.

  5. anonymous September 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    “I felt like a complete pageant mom, like, ‘Tripp, you better smile! You better practice!’” she admitted. “It was more nerve-racking having my son on the show than it would have ever been to have myself on it, because it was like, ‘Smile! If you don’t have a good attitude, you are going to regret this!’”


    • Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      I was just going to reply the same thing. ‘Smile! If you don’t have a good attitude, you are going to regret this!’”
      Regret it how? Maybe he didn’t want to do it in the first place, ever consider THAT, Mommie Dearest II?
      I could tell by the preview mundane voice introducing himself that he wasn’t into it.
      I would no more do that to my child, and now my grandchildren.

      All about her. All. About. Her.

    • Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Bullying from school no doubt.
      She’s creating another Track. Don’t believe it?
      Ohhhhh, it’s coming…….

    • Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Well, now we know Sailor and Atlee’s fate: the pageant circuit.
      Good LORD.

  6. LS September 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Does this kid ever go to school? I thought he lived in Texas

  7. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Doesn’t his father have any say in this?anyway at this point,who even watches dancing with the stars,no stars and no dancing.

  8. Anon September 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I can’t imagine many people resisting an offer for their child to make 250K just for signing up and showing up if that reporting was accurate. That said, I doubt they had this young child ever see or take a dance class prior to committing him to this just as Bristol said. At least this is not a trashy airing of dirty laundry that is a permanent record of epic parenting failures that are cringe worthy. They are so proud of toxic dysfunction and seem to never learn better or realize what is dysfunctional. My heart broke for Tripp watching some of Life’s a Tripp. When people have constructive criticism Bristol believes lies told to her that people hate her.

    • Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      He is being ridiculed in comment sections. Not for he himself, but “oh GOD another Palin being forced on us.”
      The kid is NINE. No dancing experience. What loving parent would okay this? Exploitation at its finest.
      This stuff leaves scars for life.

      • anon September 27, 2018 at 11:31 am

        Who prepares a kid for a dance contest by threatening them with the good attitude spew? She thinks all he has to do is smile. The Palins are crazy nuts on display. Watching them film child abuse goes back to the 2008 campaign trail and no one (like authorities) has called them out in such a way as to stop the abuse. You would think there is one church authority that would say something to save those kids.

  9. Lewsiffer September 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I just love that pregnant photos of Barstool when she was “dancing” for the first time. As for poor Trippy, certainly hope the Johnston side of the family has some dancing genes because his mother sure doesn’t.

    So nice to see that the Palin Klan is still “living very privately and vibrantly and staying out of the public eye”.

    Such douches.

  10. ANON September 26, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Bristol’s IG followers are falling all over themselves with excitement, can’t wait to support him, cheer him on. What they apparently don’t know is that the show was filmed during the summer & is just now being shown starting on October 7. And Tripp & his partner were the first ones eliminated along with another couple. Supposedly he gets $50k just for signing on. I guess next up on the $$$ train will be Willow’s wedding this weekend. Bristol & the kids traveled to Alaska yesterday for the big event.

    • anonymous September 26, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      No one not never didn’t say they weren’t smart!

      • Scarah Failin September 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm

        If I wooda know that you want to get to come I wooda seen that ya got to get to go! Benghazi!

    • Anonymous September 27, 2018 at 3:32 am

      So if he is earning his own money, does this lower his child support payments made by Levi?

    • Anon September 27, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Bristol already spent Tripp’s $50,000.

  11. Bristol has a black heart. September 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for dressing me like a Birthday Cake. The kids at school are really going to love me now. Who wants ice cream?!?

  12. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Too bad they can’t let go of their thirst for some kind of fame and now they put the kid out there to make some money for him. Why else would they do it. Look at Justin Bieber. He was a cash cow for his mom and manager for years and years. Then he grew up to be an asshole. It’s sad that people have to use their children to live vicariously through them. It’s like munchin by proxy. Someone loves the attention.

  13. goll September 26, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Shouldn’t he be at home parenting his newborn twin children?



  14. Old Redneck September 26, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Does no one who leaves comments on Bristol’s Instagram page know that Tripp has already been eliminated? Or does she delete the comments she doesn’t like?

    Bristol is 27, soon to be 30, with a mental age of 12 — no skills, worships 3d- and 4th-rate “celebrities,” and is pushing her children into the same world as Honey Boo-Boo.

    • anon September 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

      Honey booboo at least made it to the middle of the season.
      Tripp, gone the first week.
      Any bets on how she punished him for tanking so soon?
      I bet she uses the 50k for chemical peels and extenson upkeep on herself.
      It’s hilarious reading the instagram comments. You have people telling others to leave Bristle alone and let her parent and that she is a great mom who doesn’t ask for publicity.
      I mean, the average IQ of our country is really Low. And there is no such thing as critical thinking.
      Great job RWCNJhome skoolers. I think you have succeeded in your mission of dumbing down Murikkka!

  15. amom September 27, 2018 at 4:59 am

    LMAO Bristle. Yep, he looks like he is having the time of his life in those promo photos.
    You fucking SUCK as a mom. You don’t really love your kids because you are a stunted child and are incapable of true love.
    They are your accessories. Just like you were a human shield for your own mother, you have twisted motherhood to meet your own needs.
    Spoiler alerts all over the internet confirm that blessedly, Tripp was eliminated in the first round, a double elimination and got to get the hell out of there and go back to being a kid as best he could.
    Start treating your kids as individual people and not extensions of yourself and pawns of your needs.

  16. amom September 27, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Look at how he is holding his partner’s hand.
    “Ewww Ewww Ewww” he is thinking. “Girls are soo icky.” “Let me let go of her hand!! EWW EWW EWW hurry up!!” Crying internally.

    This kid is so angry at his parents (Yes Levi – you are also responsible) for putting him through this!!

  17. anonymous September 27, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Katie Couric reminds us that ten years ago this week Sarah Palin was the apprentice VP and doing such a shit job of it that both the Tundra Turd and John McCain were about to be VOTED OFF THE ISLAND!

    “Palin stumbled badly in the interviews broadcast over the week of Sept. 24-30, 2008, and Couric appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss how Sen. John McCain’s running mate may have sunk their campaign with her inability to answer basic questions.

    “I suspected that she would have some trouble, probably just from what I had seen and what I had read and her performance in previous interviews,” Couric said. “I didn’t feel that anyone really kind of dug into some of these issues, so I did think that she might struggle.”

    But Couric defended her work, saying she did not intend to trick or set out to embarrass Palin.

    “That wasn’t the intent of the interview,” she said. “It was to ask her important, fair questions that would reveal her ability to be a critical thinker and to govern.”

    Couric actually felt embarrassed for Palin, but she thinks the interviews were important to the democratic process.”

  18. Anonymous in Chicago September 27, 2018 at 6:06 am

    That poor kid. Exploitation at its worst.

  19. Birdbrain September 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Reply to Anonymous 4:12.

    “Mom’s husband also rejected him permanently but will take his younger half sisters.”

    Not quite. Since Tripp is not related to Dakota, Dakota has no legal right to visitation with him. If Bristol had wanted to have Tripp continue a relationship with Dakota, she could have made arrangements for that. But legally, she is not obligated to.

  20. Anonymous September 27, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Bristol making memories for Tripp. Okey, this is an improvement from when the memory she captured for Tripp was of her shooting Levi in the face (book). Tripp was looking terrified, but it was cool for Bristol.

  21. Whatevs September 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Birdbrain – obligated or not, it’s shitty parenting. She pushed hi to have a relationship with Dakota. Breaking that off for a kid really sucks when it isn’t his fault.

  22. Anonymous September 28, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Didn’t he get kicked off the first week? He couldn’t even outlast Honey Boo-Boo?

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