Bristol Palin, the teenager who taught the nation about strong family values by having an unplanned pregnancy during a presidential campaign, will appear as herself on an episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on ABC Family next season.
The network says the 19-year-old will play herself on an episode scheduled to shoot and air this summer. It will deal with the consequences of teen pregnancy.
Well, if Bristol and MTV have taught me anything, the consequences of having a baby as a teenager are that you end up on a television show. Why, being a teenage mom is totally glamorous!
Of course, I’m sure that’s not the REAL message of “Secret Life” and MTV’s “16 and Pregnant.” Fortunately, teenage girls are notoriously detail-oriented and adept at discerning the truth from potentially muddled messages.