November 16th, 2009
11:36 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin slams Levi for 'porn'

Palin slams Levi for 'porn'.
Palin slams Levi for 'porn'.

(CNN) - In her big interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Monday, Sarah Palin took a slap at Levi Johnston, the father of her nearly year-old grandson, for engaging in what amounts to "porn."

"We don't want to mess up the gig he's got going, aspiring, aspiring porn, some of the things that he's doing," the former Alaska governor told Winfrey. "It's kind of heartbreaking."

Winfrey asked if Palin was referencing Johnston's upcoming photo spread for Playgirl.

Palin said she was. "I call that porn, yes. So it's a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he's on right now," she said.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate appeared on Winfrey's show ahead of the release of her new book, 'Going Rogue.'


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soundoff (85 Responses)
  1. Di

    Wow, what a lesson for us girls who fall for a pretty face..... Looks are somewhat important, ok, there should be an attraction but girls, let's go beyond the 'pretty face'. Make sure the guy has character. And guess what. It's the rare guy that was raised to have excellent character. In all fairness, it's rare amongst girls, as well. Moms and dads in America and all over the world, keep a close eye on your kids. Sometimes you can trust your own kid, but can you trust the other one? Watch out for the bad influences. Watch! Keep your eyes peeled. Satan is so active and desperately trying to destroy all of us! Pray! Keep the 10 Commandments! You won't regret that, ever! God bless everyone on the planet! All you angels and Saints, intercede for us here on earth!

    November 16, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    It's more heartbreaking PALIN to see how you KICKED LEVI TO THE CURB!!

    YOU also took advantage of him by first introducing him to the STAGE and pretending it was all good just to make YOURSELF and your family look better!!

    NOW, it pisses you off to see that Levi took it a step further and making money (remember – it's all about the MONEY, just like your book) and the DARLING little man you forced him to be is BACKFIRING in your FACE!!!

    November 16, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. bearced

    he's just trying to capitalize on his popularity, no different than what Sarah is doing.

    November 16, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Do you folks ever get tired of trashing Sarah Palin?

    November 16, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Michael

    Sarah palin is an embarssment to American politics

    November 16, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. KMAN

    Most anything uttered by the infantile gorilla from wasilla is pure political porn! Levi is definitely a wad, but full-frontal nudidty is not pornography, distasteful pehaps, but it's not porn.

    November 16, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Jackie

    Palin would do it herself if there was a $ in it for her. and the price was right. get real money is everything to her.

    November 16, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. L

    Why are you covering her? This coverage is a waste of valuable news space.

    She is a disgraceful so called american...she lies and tells half truths we've had enough of that to last a lifetime.

    November 16, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. Neighbor in Russia

    nice family values and standards that palin's bringing forth in her family.

    November 16, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Sarah-true-Female....

    We need strong women to become our leaders...and not Wo-males
    Sarah Palin is on of those Female-woman who is true to herself,
    loving marriage partner, dependable MOTHER, and will be the
    Leader we need...but most of all she will truly inspire us...Go Sarah
    2012....!!! CNN your polls puting Sarah down belong in the trash...!!!

    November 16, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Patrick

    I never thought I'd agree with Sarah on anything but I do regarding Levi appearing in Playgirl.

    November 16, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  12. aproudmemberofthepatrioticmob

    what about you Sarah????

    The ones you acted in (about 12 years ago??)

    Leave him alone – let him do porn ... its not a family thing , u know.....

    November 16, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. WHAT????

    Hey, you write garbage and get a million bucks, he spreads it for pictures in a magazine.

    BTW, you have done such a wonderful job in job creation as the governor of Alaska, how is he going to pay his bills?

    November 16, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Jazzy

    I am hoping this woman will simply go away and figure out life once she's finifshed with her book publicity road show. ENOUGH already! Lets hear about news worthy people and issues. PLEASE.

    November 16, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. Matt

    Coming from someone who used to strut around on a stage in a bikini, this is a bit hypocritical (no news there). Palin was 'Miss Alaska', and exploited her own body/image for fame and profit. Levi is doing nothing different. Seems to me Palin just likes to talk trash and give people that don't play her game some sort of guilt trip. Whatever.

    November 16, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. anonymous

    And this is different than Carrie Prejean's video, etc. how? when will the media figure out that Palin is a joke and the majority of us are sick of hearing about her?

    November 16, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. A Smart Blonde

    I'm reading thru the Ticker today and every other story is about the Republican bimbo..

    The only story worth reading was the McCain aide correcting the bimbo's version of the "truth"

    HECK – I think Levi has more grasp on reality than SP.

    November 16, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Ron Thibodeau

    Who cares what she thinks. He is over 18, and not married to her daughter. He can do what he wants. And I can't wait to see the issue for myself. Levi is very cute.

    November 16, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. hereslauphinatcha

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    November 16, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. Beth

    I'd much rather read about Levi in Playgirl, than read Palin's book. Thankfully, I have some brain cells and won't do either...BUT, if I had to choose...totally Playgirl.

    Palin is a such a poster child for family values, isn't she? *gag*

    November 16, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  21. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    Whats goin on with CNN today – why are you after my Baby?????
    All articles on her – leave her alone....

    WE are very proud of her ....- to JP and all the mourons....Sarah is not the cause of the McCain's 2008 Failure, it's himself and ALL the dumb idiots who voted for NoOBama and who are taking Remorse now!!

    November 16, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  22. Steve in Kentucky

    Well, I say GO LEVI.

    He might as well cash in while his baby-momma in-law is, you betcha!

    If I were young and hunky enough - and famous enough - I'd be waiting for my Playgirl photo shoot too. And I'd laugh all the way to the bank.

    I don't think Sarah really gives a hoot about this kid or his "porn."

    November 16, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Brad

    I never get tired of trashing Sarah Palin. It's just so easy. And I love it that people get mad at CNN because virtually all of America realizes she is a joke and unfit for the Presidency. Those are just the facts. CNN just reports the facts.

    November 16, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  24. John Black Hills/SD

    What's a circus without a clown??????

    November 16, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  25. Rennee' Hernandez

    Sarah-True-Female: First of all, what the heck is a "Wo-male". And, second, if you don't like CNN, don't read it. I despise Fox News and I don't read it, listen to it, look at it - it's a joke, just like Sarah Palin, aka, the Imbecilla from Wasilla.

    November 16, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
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