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Bristol Palin’s Abstinence Campaign Payday: Her Latest Teen Pregnancy Outrage – The Daily Beast

Posted in anthropology, industry, politics, PR, prominent persons by questionabletopic on Monday, April 18, 2011

Bristol Palin’s Abstinence Campaign Payday: Her Latest Teen Pregnancy Outrage – The Daily Beast.

Even before it was revealed that Candies Foundation paid Bristol Palin $262,500 to be its abstinence ambassador, her campaign against teen pregnancy was a farce. The Candies Foundation exists, in the words of its 990 form, “To educate America’s youth about the devastating consequences of teen pregnancy through celebrity PSA campaigns and initiatives.” Palin, a young woman whose unplanned pregnancy has rocketed her to reality star fame, could scarcely be a worse spokesperson. Everything about her and her celebrity telegraphs the message, already distressingly prevalent in this country, that pregnancy offers a way to trade boring high school anonymity for attention and adoration.

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