David Letterman made several very cruel jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter going to a Yankees game during the former VP candidate’s visit to New York City.
During the opening monologue on Tuesday night (June 9), Dave said: “One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game. During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez” (watch video above). Bad taste? Yes! Funny? Absolutely!
Sarah Palin took this joke very seriously and attacks Dave Letterman by calling him a pervert for making a sexual joke about a minor (wait! I thought Dave was talking about Bristol Palin!) via the following statement:
“Concerning Letterman’s comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he’d ever dare make such comments about anyone else’s daughter): Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands–that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.”
The Late Show host presented another one of his funny Top Ten lists “Highlights of Sarah Palin’s Trip To New York” and said Palin had the style of a “slutty flight attendant” (watch video below the fold).
Dave had the opportunity to clear up the situation and responded to Sarah Palin on his “Late Show” on Wednesday, June 10 (watch video below the fold). David explains he was actually talking about her 18 year-old daughter Bristol Palin, who recently gave birth to baby Tripp and has became a high-profile advocate for abstinence.
Dave said: “We were, as we often do, making jokes about people in the news and we made some jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter [Bristol]… and now they’re upset with me… These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl…. Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was okay for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No.”
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Watch David Letterman’s Top & “Apology” Videos Below
David Letterman “Highlights of Sarah Palin’s Trip To New York” Video
David Letterman vs. Sarah Palin Video