Bristol Palin Appears in Candie’s ‘Pause Before You Play’ Ad
April 7, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-Bristol Palin, one of the nation’s most famous teen moms, is out promoting her appearance in a new public service announcement for Candie’s teen pregnancy awareness foundation. The spot, entitled “Pause Before You Play” depicts Bristol and her two-year-old toddler Trip, showing montages of the Sarah Palin’s 2008 run as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Bristol asks the question in the ad: “What if I didn’t come from a famous family?”
Bristol and her baby’s teen dad, Levi Johnston were thrust into the public spotlight during the former half-term governor’s campaign as running mate to Republican Sen. John McCain’s failed bid for the presidency. McCain is now fending off a teabagger primary opponent to keep his senate seat, while he rewrites history claiming he was never a “Maverick.”
But I digress. Back to Bristol. Nineteen-year-old Bristol, was against abstaining from having teen sex, before she was for it. She once called abstinence “unrealistic,” but now she declares that it’s realistic for her personally.
Bristol says she plans to refrain from having sex, until she becomes married. “I know it’s realistic to ask myself that, because I know I’m not going to until I’m married,” she said.
Last year, Bristol was a teen ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, to promote awareness of the difficulties of becoming a teen mom. She supports education to combat teen pregnancies.
“It changes literally every aspect of your life, and if girls realized how hard it was to be a teen mom, they would think twice about having sex without the proper education and proper knowledge,” said Bristol. Although, “abstinence only” education provided Sarah Palin’s daughter and other teens, precious little information to prevent pregnancies and the spread of STDs.
During her Candie’s ad, Bristol says
“What if I didn’t come from a famous family? What if I didn’t have all their support? what if I didn’t have all these opportunities? Believe me it wouldn’t be pretty. Pause before you play.”
When she reads the line, “Believe me it wouldn’t be pretty,” Bristol is depicted in a barren room, wearing a T-shirt and looking disheveled, with her baby in the background and a stuffed animal discarded on the bare floor.
The Candie’s Web site describes Bristol’s role in their campaign: “Bristol plays an important role by helping other teens understand the incredible challenges teen parents face, and encouraging them to wait until they are socially and financially independent to start their families.”