Bristol Palin is no stranger to controversy, but the former Dancing With the Stars contender doesn’t shy away from sharing her opinions with anyone who is willing to read them. When President Obama issued a White House invite to a teen earlier this week, Palin wrote a scathing piece about how the President was encouraging “racial strife.”
At the heart of the conflict is Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old ninth grader from Irving, Texas. Ahmed made national news this week, and blew up on social media, when he was arrested for bringing a bomb to school — except it wasn’t a bomb.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, the teen said that his “hobby is to invent stuff.” In this case, he built a digital clock out of spare parts, installed it in a small enclosure, and brought it to school. He was then detained and arrested for making a “hoax bomb.”
The event drew national attention, with everyone from President Obama to the actual, literal Twitter weighing in.
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
— Twitter (@twitter) September 16, 2015
President Obama received mostly positive reactions to the tweet, but Bristol Palin took issue with it, as previously reported by Inquisitr. The former reality star went after the president on her Patheos blog, accusing him of encouraging “racial strife.”
“The police made a mistake, clearly. But why put more people against them? Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected.”
Bristol probably has her supporters, but she has been roundly slammed on social media for voicing the unpopular opinion. Most of the jabs were aimed at Palin’s intelligence.
Bristol Palin is just jealous because she can neither build a clock nor tell time.
— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) September 18, 2015
14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed can build a digital clock. Bristol Palin is 24 and still hasn’t figured out how to open up a condom wrapper.
— TBogg (@tbogg) September 18, 2015
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) September 18, 2015
Others expressed confusion over why anyone cares about Bristol Palin’s opinion to begin with.
It’s good for Bristol Palin to take time between pregnancies and bar brawls to tell us how Obama shouldn’t reach out to intelligent kids.
— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) September 18, 2015
*logs on to Twitter* *checks to see why Bristol Palin is trending* pic.twitter.com/FctxO4R4j7
— Steve Neuman (@RandBallsStu) September 18, 2015
Some of the Twitter haterade even spilled over onto Bristol’s famous folks.
It’s not fair to say Bristol Palin inherited her stupidity from her mom. It could’ve been from her dad – he’s super stupid too.
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) September 18, 2015
— Scott Wooledge (@Clarknt67) September 18, 2015
Do you agree with Bristol Palin on this, or does the Twittersphere have an admittedly mean-spirited point here?
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