America's most famous teen mom will now guest-star as herself on the ABC series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," acting as a mentor to the show’s pregnant protagonist.  Mudflats recalls:

[Tripp] was supposedly going to be traumatized by having his custody battle open for the world to see. The Palins, who fought to have the proceedings sealed, feared that media exposure might come back to haunt the young lad as he grew, they said.  Clearly, he did nothing to deserve this scrutiny and attention.  And clearly it couldn’t do anything but make his life a little more challenging than it otherwise would be.  How dare he be subjected to the magnifying glass, and all the potential psychological scarring it might bring!

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