Bristol Palin's Bar Fight Zinger: I Can Tell You're Gay

Drawn into a fight with a guy over her mom

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Bristol Palin should have learned from her mom's experience in 2008 to be careful around TV cameras because your least articulate moments will be captured and rebroadcast forever. But it looks like she did not. Bristol is being filmed for a reality show to air on the BIO Channel, and they followed her to a Los Angeles bar. She let them film her ride a mechanical bull -- maybe to let viewers see her fun, non-teen mom side. No big deal. But she took a false step when she let herself get pulled into a bar fight. When a man told Bristol that Sarah Palin was "a whore," Bristol made an unfortunate choice in selecting her zinger. "Is it because you're a homosexual?" she asked. "Because I can tell you are."

It's interesting to see someone not resort to anti-gay slurs even while still using being gay as an insult. Gawker's Maureen O'Connor flags the video and adds the transcript:
Man: She [your mother] is evil.
Bristol: You want her dead?
Man: You know what, if there is a hell, and I don't think there is one, she will be there.
Bristol: OK, why is that?
Man: She's evil. She's evil.
Bristol: Is it because you're a homosexual?
Man: [ironic tone] Pretty much!
Bristol: And that's why you hate her?
Man: And why do you say I'm a homosexual?
Bristol: Because I can tell you are.
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