Bristol Palin appears to be having a tough time of it lately. First she was blasted when her son used an expletive on her reality show and then she was criticised by the Television Critics Association for signing up to star in an All Star edition of Dancing With The Stars instead of staying at home and raising her son, Tripp.
But it appears not everyone is against her as Dancing With The Stars' professional dancer, Derek Hough has praised Bristol for wanting to star in the show despite the criticism.
Speaking about Bristol, who is the daughter of Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, Derek told E! News:
"Unfortunately with the Palin drama and crazy entertainment it's brought to the United States, I suppose it comes with the territory. But I think. Good for her—good for her to put herself out there because it's really easy to kind of hibernate and just to disappear.
"She's saying, 'I'm going to go out there and do my thing and if you don't like it, then fine!'"
Fighting back the criticism, Bristol told the reporters at the press conference: "God provides opportunities for me…The press is going to be talking about me no matter what, so I may as well be having fun."
"This is a fun gig. I'm not whining; I'm not complaining about anything. I'm gonna go out there and I'm going to have fun. You guys, the media, you will talk about me whether I'm in my little Alaska life or doing this."
Bristol and her mum Sarah on TV