Lynn Spears is not happy with the way the world attacked her and daughter Jamie Lynn, 17, over the teen's pregnancy, and celebrated that of Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin. Jamie Lynn is now mom to 3-month-old daughter Maddie and engaged to the baby's dad, and Lynn is promoting her book, "Through the Storm." She sat down for a Q&A with Newsweek to promote the book, and eventually the talk turned to the Palins.
You and Jamie Lynn got some negative press when she got pregnant so young. But more recently, 17-year-old Bristol Palin, and her mother, Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, found themselves in a similar situation. And the publ ic reaction has been different.
It's a totally different reaction. It's as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated. I mean, the mother, Palin, was celebrated for this. Every woman in the world has applauded her strength and her convictions and poor little old Jamie Lynn--you saw how she was crucified. Everybody did, firsthand ... I just feel like it's been a very hypocritical situation.
What advice would you give the Palin family, having been through a pretty similar situation?
I really can't give advice. I wouldn't give advice because everybody's situation is different. I would never tell anybody else what to do with their child. I would never attempt to make them think I knew more about their child. Even if they were to ask, I would tell them dig deep, what do you think?
Whole Q&A here