Yeesh! Bristol Palin is the latest celebrity to weigh in on Josh Duggar's molestation scandal — but with an opposing viewpoint.
Sarah Palin's newly single daughter took to her blog on Thursday, June 4, to share her opinion about the public's reaction to the controversy, defending the Duggar family as the fallout continues. Instead, she's made things slightly more controversial.
"I can't believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family," the Alaska native, 24, wrote on her blog in a post titled, "Let’s Get This Straight, Liberals — What Kinds of Molestation are Acceptable?"
She compared Duggar's molestation when he was 14, of five underage girls — four of whom were his own sisters, including Jessa and Jill Duggar — to Lena Dunham's actions as described in her book Not That Kind of Girl, in which she discusses exploring her little sister Grace Dunham's body when they were little. The 2014 memoir created widespread chatter and some criticism with Dunham's recounting of the interaction, as some saw her childhood curiosity as inappropriate.
"That makes me want to puke," Palin wrote of Dunham's first-person account of the experimentations. "Remember the liberal media outrage? Oh that's right. It didn't happen," Palin wrote in her blog post about the actress. "The liberal media darling Dunham was praised for her 'honest and witty' book. The double standards make me sick."
The political scion then defended the Duggar family as the fate of their smash reality show 19 Kids and Counting remains unknown. "Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girl's breast — a terrible thing to do. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled? He’s labeled as a pedophile? His family is crucified! Liberals in today’s media can do no wrong, while conservatives can do no right."
Palin's mom, Sarah Palin, also slammed the Girls star on her official Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar appeared on Fox News' The Kelly File to break their silence on the scandal in an interview with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday, June 3.
"We had no fear because everything was taken care of," the Duggar family patriarch told the show host. "That was actually a sealed juvenile record. And they had told us that all this stuff was done as a juvenile, this was all stuff that was sealed, and this is stuff that under law there is no way that this could ever be brought out."
Josh's sister Jessa, meanwhile, addressed her brother's actions in a preview for part two of the Fox News special, saying they were "very wrong." She pleaded with critics to see him not as a "child molester or a pedophile or a rapist."