July 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM ET
Tripp Palin, Bristol's son and the youngest member of the Palin family, is at the center of the latest family controversy. As seen in an episode of Lifetime's "Life's a Tripp," the 3-year-old, in the midst of an argument with his mom and aunt Willow Palin yells to Willow "Go away you f-----." The word itself is bleeped out, and based on Willow and Bristol's mostly amused reactions, it's difficult to know what exactly he said.
"What did you just say?" Bristol asked, while giggling, after Tripp's outburst. In a voice over, Bristol addressed the situation saying, "I'm doing a terrible job disciplining Tripp. I know he's going to continue to push the boundaries and push the limits."
The video, which you can watch here, prompted many to speculate that Tripp used an anti-gay slur, but "Life's a Tripp" showrunner Matt Lutz told Gawker it was not, just the use of another F word (the one that rhymes with "luck," so to speak).
Ultimately, we're reminded that this isn't the first time the Palin family has come under fire for using the anti-gay slur. During the premiere of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" in 2010, Willow addressed a critic of the show by writing on her Facebook page, "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting ... My sister has a kid and is still hot." She followed that up with another comment that read, "Tre stfu. Your such a f----."
Bristol, speaking for herself and Willow, later apologized.
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