Kate Walsh Stops Bristol Palin from Making Sex Talk
I thought colleges and universities were all about higher learning. If so, then why the hell was Bristol Palin scheduled to lecture on ‘abstinence in a college setting?’
Washing University in St. Louis had headlined Bristol as the keynote speaker for its Sex Week event in an obviously misguided effort to promote abstinence on campus.
As a result, students strongly reacted with one claiming, “"While she is obviously an experienced person on the matter of teen pregnancy, she is an extremely polarizing presence in social and political terms and does not provide the right type of balancing, sensitive, well-rounded force to an issue as hot as sex on campus."
Apparently, students were also pissed about paying Bristol $15,000-$30,000 (her usual speaking fee range) considering her lack of “expertise.”
And if that’s not bad enough, girlfriend didn’t only get nixed by Washington University’s student body, but she also got dissed by Hollywood.
When actress Kate Walsh, star of the ‘Private Practice,’ found out about Palin’s upcoming speech, she sent out the following tweet in support of protesting students.
“Welcome to the Idiocracy! RT @elliekirsh: @katewalsh please join students at Wash.U. to boycott Bristol Palin's speech on abstinence. What does she know about college or abstaining?”
Conservatives were quick to lash out against Walsh’s statement but she stood her ground and responded by tweeting, “I'm not attacking anyone, freedom to tw'eet. Isn't our country great? Or r YOU a communist? RT @Mark604YVR: @katewalsh @elliekirsh Why do you feel the need to attack this young lady? I'll boycott your mediocre show instead #FrustratedLiberalWomen.”
But by then pressure from students ended up getting Palin and the University to call the event off, leaving Walsh with some good press and Palin with $15k less than she had planned.