Bristol Palin has received death wishes in response to a blog post she wrote about President Obama's gay marriage announcement last week.
In a new post, Bristol shares a screen grab from some of the blog comments that did not make it up on the site. There are a couple of "kill yourself" requests, a "you're an argument for abortion" and worse. One commenter wishes death upon the whole Palin family.
"You all, including your son, deserve a slow, painful and miserable death," the commenter wrote. "Your backwards thinking is so sad because the world is moving forward and you will certainly be left behind. May death be upon you."
At issue was Bristol's take on Obama's decision to support gay marriage. Last week she criticized him for being influenced by his wife and daughters on the issue:
While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.
In Monday's post, Bristol defends her position and bemoans the vitriol that it has unleashed.
"Around Hollywood, there’s lots of concern and great initiatives to try to encourage more kindness in this world. Then why do I get so many messages telling me I should die?" she writes.
She goes on to say that bullying doesn't work, and that readers can "keep sending the hate" because "we’ll keep thinking for ourselves no matter what you call us."
Below, some reactions to Obama's announcement: