Bristol Palin's safe sex ad gets mixed reviews
November 25th, 2010
08:34 AM ET

Bristol Palin's safe sex ad gets mixed reviews

Bristol Palin's abstinence web ad for the Candies Foundation is drawing mixed reviews. The reality TV star and daughter of former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, appeared in the spot to promote safe sex with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from the MTV reality show/morality play The Jersey Shore.

In the web spot, "The Situation" hits on "B-Palin," who rebuffs his advances and then encourages him to practice safe sex. The teen mom says in the ad she won't be having sex anymore until she's married.

The ad has been a viral hit on Youtube racking up over 630,000 hits.

But Jo Piazza at the religion blog TheRevealer.org writes:

Abstinence educators certainly didn’t get the joke. “The commercial was unprofessional and lacked clarity of message. It failed to deliver any lasting or meaningful value in addressing the problem of teen sex,” Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association told The Revealer in an email.

Piazza continues:

The unlikely pairing of The Situation and B. Palin could be what teens need to start a conversation about abstinence, long a subject branded as religious and/or political that is finding a place in the realm of pop culture.

Palin and Sorrentino recently competed against each other on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars.

Palin, who came in third in the dancing competition, is now co-staring in Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC. This week on the show she and her mom spent some quality mother daughter time gutting fish they caught on a commercial vessel.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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