Bristol Palin wants to make it clear: Yes, her 3-year-old son, Tripp, used an F-word. But it wasn't that F-word, the gay slur, it was the other F-word, currently available in any fast-food line, movie-theater queue or family snowmobile gathering.
Noting on her blog that the Huffington Post was reporting Tripp had used the gay slur on camera, the mini mama grizzly explained what had happened. (You can watch Bristol and her sister's reaction to the verbal slip in the "Life's a Tripp" video clip below.)
"Let me be clear," Palin wrote Monday. "I’m not proud of what he did say. Sadly, he used a different 'f word.'"
HuffPo, which has since updated its post to include Palin's explanation, initially made this observation about the bleeped moment: "The Palins have never been known for being particularly gay-friendly — and unfortunately, it seems as if the youngest member of the family is following in the footsteps of his elders." The post also mentioned Aunt Willow Palin's use of gay slurs against a classmate in 2010.