It's stunning, but it's true:
Bristol Palin will be a cast member on Teen Mom OG.
Yes, that Bristol Palin, the same one whose mom ran for Vice President of the entire United States in 2008.
Palin has three kids and have birth to her first when she was a teen, so, hey, we guess she qualifies!
Does Farrah Abraham agree?
After we got over the initial shock of Brisol landing this role, we got to wondering what Farrah thinks about MTV's decision to replace her with Palin.
Scroll down and all around to find out her response...
Wait, Wait... BRISTOL PALIN!?
We swear, it's true! TMZ broke the news and other outlets have since confirmed. The 27-year old is the mother to a 9-year old named Tripp; a two-year old named Sailor; and a 14-month old named Atlee.
Why Would MTV Do This?
Ummm... are you kidding? Bristol may have been the most famous teen mom in history when she got pregnant, as she carried a child in her unmarried womb while her mother was running for the second-highest office in the land. Talk about a ratings-grab!
Why Would Bristol Do This?
For fame and fortune. That's the long and short of it. She has been out of the spotlight for years and likely got used to living the life of a D-list celebrity. We're assuming her paycheck is somewhere in the deep six figures. At minimum.
Palin Has Appeared on Reality TV Before
Another reason why this isn't a shock from her point of view. Palin co-starred, for example, on her mother’s TLC series Sarah Palin’s Alaska in 2010, not to mention the reality show circus that is her family's home life overall.
... let's not forget she was actually given her very own Lifetime series titled "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" for one season in 2012. Get it, because Tripp is her son. Tripp's uncles and aunts include Trig, Track, Geometry, AP Calculus and JV Lacrosse.
And Also One More...
She also appeared on seasons 11 AND 15 of Dancing With the Stars. She finished in third place during her initial run on the hit ABC competition and was eliminated on week four during her All-Stars run several years later. Not a bad performance by Bristol the Pistol!
What About Mackenzie McKee or Cheyenne Floyd?
What about them? Yes, they had been rumored to be Farrah's replacement
. According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Floyd is still in the mix, while McKee - once again - is the odd woman out.
What Say You, Farrah?
Abraham, of course, starred on Teen Mom OG for years. But she was fired in February of 2018 due to her association with the world of adult entertainment, along with her treatment of crew members. Or she quit, depending on whether you believe any of her delusional word salads.
Or She Quit, If You Ask Farrah
During a conversation with executive producer Morgan J. Freeman on air this past winter, Farrah said this, following her porn ventures and Teen Mom career: "Honestly, webcams or adult entertainment or healthy sex lives or safe sex or all these things — all that stuff is more beneficial and I will always continue to do that, regardless if it's my own show, not on MTV anymore. There are so many paths for me in my life. Hell, I'm only 26." Like we said: Word. Salad. Morgan replied by wishing her well.
Abraham proceeded to sue Viacom for $5 million, claiming that the company "wrongfully terminated her employment because she did not confirm to gender stereotypes. (So she was fired, huh? Don't even ask anymore.) The sides eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.
Farrah has blasted Teen Mom
as totally fake and scripted and acted like she's happy to be done with it. We know that's obviously not true, but hey. Makes for good sound bites.
So... Bristol, Huh? React Please, Farrah!
"Who cares! Sorry I'm dealing with a family loss right now," the 27-year old told Us Weekly, acting above it all and also acting like she's in extreme mourning over the loss of her dog. (Seriously.)
What Family Loss, Though?
Earlier this same week, Farrah said goodbye to her Pomeranian, Blue, who suddenly passed away. "I remember like yesterday bringing him home to Sophia from Florida and having Blue in our lives for 5 years now brought such a sense of love, support, relief, joy, fun & so much more I’ll be grateful for the rest of my life," she said on Instagram of the pet.
Not quite. Abraham did add of her plans for Blue: "I always said if he ever passed I would stuff him and put him on my shelf so I hope for our memory of our best friend BLUE to be brought back home again soon thanks to pet taxidermy." You can't make this stuff up.
We're Legitimately Sorry, Farrah
But that's it? Nothing else to say about Bristol taking your spot and receiving all this publicity for doing so?
Give Us Something Juicy! Please!
"I don’t care as there's no replacement for me, as we all know," Farrah did add in this interview. Nice! Thank you! We'll take it!
Et Tu, Kailyn Lowry
The Teen Mom 2 star learned of this news and reacted to it as follows on Twitter: "Bristol palin & cheyenne & Cory for teen mom og. Our producers sure know what to do." She gets how the game is played.
What About Sarah Palin?
Did the woman who came close to being the second most powerful person on the entire planet have any reaction to her daughter's new career move?
This Will Show the Libs, She Exclaimed!
Just kidding. She didn't really say this. But we'll be curious if she makes an appearance on Teen Mom OG down the line, won't you?
What Do the Other Gals Think?
It's too soon to tell. According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, they only just found out about Palin. "Amber, Catelynn and Maci did not even know," The Ashley’s production source tells the website
. "It was kept under wraps because MTV was afraid that Sarah would pull out, and MTV knew that the original girls would be upset. In fact, they even used a different name when discussing Bristol being on the show, to keep it a secret!"
Shade is Already Being Hurled!
Cory Wharton, the baby daddy of Cheyenne who is rumored to be a part of the new season, posted this tweet after news of Bristol joining the cast broke: "Out with the old, in with the new. You guys are boring they want ratings. I can’t wait till I can really talk." Whatever that means.
It's SO On! Or Something.
Teen Mom OG dad Tyler Baltierra retweeted Cory’s message, adding, "Dude it's so true though."
Bristol Hasn't Said a Word Yet and Her Presence is Already Creating Drama
Honestly, it's not clear how fans will react to this change. Does anyone like or care about Bristol Palin? Does this reek of a shameless stunt from the network, at a time when people want to escape politics and political figures more than ever? We shall soon find out.