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On a recent episode of Life's a Tripp (Tuesdays at 11 p.m. EST, on Lifetime), Bristol Palin's three-year-old Tripp dropped a bad word. In dispute is which bad word it was. One dirty word that starts with "f" is just dirty. Another dirty word that starts with "f" can infuriate the gay community and make you sound, well, egregiously intolerant. Neither word should trip off a three-year-old's tongue, pun intended. But the latter is way worse than the former.
It's not hard to guess which side The Huffington Post came down on: "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."
But Palin quickly took to her blog to insist that actually, her little guy is just a garden-variety potty mouth, and not a homophobe-in-training. Well, that's a relief!
Still, it's ironic that Bristol's kid has gotten in trouble for uttering the same "f" word that Modern Family's producers caught heat for when Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) pronounced it back in January. Of course, in the case of that gay-friendly show, the slur would have been just weird. Not that her two dads, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) wouldn't have played even that comment to hilarious effect!