Quick Hit: Candie’s Foundation paid Bristol Palin $262,500

Bristol PalinThe Candie’s Foundation, which is supposedly focused on preventing teen pregnancy, paid Bristol Palin $262,500 in 2009 according to Think Progress. Meanwhile, they spent only $35,000 on grants for teen pregnancy prevention.

Candie’s Foundation’s framework is problematic to being with, vilifying pregnant and parenting teens and focusing largely on abstinence instead of informed sexuality. As Think Progress saying, “Many critics have pointed out that the Candie’s Foundation appears to be geared towards improving the public image of Cole’s company rather than reducing teen pregnancy.” For duh.

And what did Bristol Palin do for that six figure paycheck? Star in offensive commercials and offer incomprehensible and contradictory statements about abstinence. Yeah, that’s money well spent.

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  1. Posted April 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Well, not only does Candies have stuff that are too expensive, they also slut-shame and have Bristol Palin…..where does the money come from? Teenage customers that are loyal to the brand and probably have sex. Don’t attack the hands that feed you Candies

  2. Posted April 7, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    My organization is hosting a “Teen Pregnancy Prevention PSA” contest in response to all the crappy PSAs out there (including the especially crappy ones with Bristol): http://bit.ly/e0nJ32 The prize isn’t $262k, but it is a pretty sweet $100 Amazon giftcard. So, if you’re a young person or you work with young people (especially young parents) spread the word!

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