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More Harm Than Good?

To add more fuel to the teen pregnancy fire surrounding the Palin family, Jamie Lynn Spears thought it would be a nice gesture to send Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin's 17-year-old pregnant daughter, a baby gift with a card reading "hang in there." While I'm not one to judge these girls or their decisions to be young moms, I did think this was a little bizarre — they don't even know each other!

Jamie Lynn is no stranger to public scrutiny, so I have to ask why she'd turn the spotlight on Bristol and back onto herself. I could be overthinking this, but tell me: Do you think this is a situation where a young girl trying to support another young woman in the same position is a good idea? Or do you think her gesture caused more harm than good by bringing more unwanted publicity to her personal life?

Update - Turns out that Lynne Spears has denied any gifts were sent.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
when i first heard about this i thought that it was odd but that it was kind of a nice gesture. it has to be hard enough to be preggo when you're a teen, but then to have your life in the spotlight during the whole thing - that's added stress. why am i not surprised though that this may not turn out to be true. i think that everyone wants to see this whole support thing coming through, but in all honesty, it's not always so genuine when it comes from someone you've never even met.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I think she had good intentions and they're both only kids. She doesn't know any better. We're adults and we know it wouldn't be appropriate but they don't.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
Spears family says this is false. If it were true, I'd think J-L had the best intentions, but I'm sure the last thing Bristol Palin wants right now is more publicity, especially via Jamie-Lynn Spears.
sugarbritches sugarbritches 8 years
Hmmm I may be in the minority here but I think it was a nice gesture. As far as keeping it far as I can tell the spears family can't even fart and keep it private. People are all over their every move, self inflicted or not. Also, I have seen articles comparing the two of them very recently so it would make sense that she would reach out like that. It seems to me that they have both made very similar choices and......damnit it was just a nice thing!!!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
She was probably being nice - but it is fk'n rude! (One of my husband's ex-girlfriends sent us a card once when I miscarried. He didn't lose the baby the way I did.. My head was spinning. [I was already hurt and confused enough as it was.] Not quite the same situation... but as far as cards are concerned... It's unthoughtful really. Mind your own fk'n business.)
Jmartens Jmartens 8 years
wow, calm down people! Its not that big of a deal!
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I think it was probably an innocent gesture from one young girl to another to let her know someone understands her situation. I do thinks it's a little weird but I think the intention was good
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Totally unnecessary.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
How sad. I feel sorry for both these girls.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
I wonder if this is fact or just something made up by the media.
gator15 gator15 8 years
Who says this story is true? You can't believe everything you read!!!! If she did do that then who cares?
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
It's a nice gesture. I'm just worried that all this super positivity on Bristol's pregnancy will elevate the "cool" of being a teen mom. It's quite the opposite from how Jamie Lynn was shamed, especially by political commenters who have now changed their tune.
linb linb 8 years
Wasn't this story denied? We don't even know if this happened.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
>It's a nice gesture, but would have been nicer if she'd done it privately seriously.
mom2bella mom2bella 8 years
Jaime Lynne didn't send it - her mother did and had the card from Jaime Lynne. It was a gesture on her mom's part. She may have not been happy with what her mom did.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I think that it's a nice gesture. Bristol is now in the spotlight where she has never been before. Jamie Lynn could offer some advice because she's been there for several years now. It's not a nice place to be, but this poor girl needs support from someone who knows what she's going through. I wish them and their children the best of luck, especially the children.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i think it was really nice of her...she's just acknowledging how hard it can be to be in the spotlight and giving Bristol a shoulder to lean on if she needs it. and sometimes it's nice to talk to someone who knows what she's going through. plus, i heard she only spent about 60$ on the present, so it wasn't really a publicity move so much as a kind gesture. if she had bought the kid a 10K present then i'd say that's a bit crazy.
apma apma 8 years
I think it was a nice gesture but part of me thinks that she did it for good publicity. I know Petit Tresor likes to tell everyone who bought items from their store, but how did it get out that quickly? I would think it'd be more strange if Jamie-Lynn did buy Keisha Castle-Hughes a present because the her baby was born quite a while before Jamie-Lynn even got pregnant.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
It's a nice gesture, but would have been nicer if she'd done it privately and not allowed news of it to get all over the Internet. All that has come out of this is that now people associate Bristol Palin with the Spears tabloid clan. If I was Bristol, I sure as hell wouldn't want that on top of all the other crap she's going through in the public eye.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
i think she was just trying to be nice and find someone her age she can perhaps relate to and make friends with.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
What was the point of that? Is she a little upset that she's not the unwed teenage mommy that everyone has their eyes on. Where is the gift for Keisha Castle-whatever-her-name-is?? Whatev, celeb teenage pregnancy is getting on my nerves.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
She was being nice, I don't really think it matters that they don't know each other personally - she was just recently in the hot seat for being pregnant and a teen and she was just trying to be supportive. This girl may be lucky enough to have caring people around her but I bet she thought it was a nice gesture.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I dunno I am stuck in the middle. Yes she doesn't know Bristol. But she knows what she is going through since she is doing it in the public eye. I think the gesture was nice and that is really all that matters, right?!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Jamie Lynn should have just mind her own business. She probably had good intentions, but I don't see her going around sending cards to EVERY single pregnant teenager. Bristol is lucky enough to have a supportive family that lover her, while a lot of other teenagers are in tougher spots -- Bristol is not one of them, as she'll be well taken care of, even if her Mom doesn't become the next VP.
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