Bristol Palin Heckler Finally Apologizes

John Hanlon

9/29/2011 11:56:00 PM - John Hanlon
Katie Pavlich recently wrote a blog about a 47-year-old man who openly heckled and harassed Bristol Palin in a bar. It's been a few days since the incident transpired and the man in question has now apologized for his disrespectful behavior.

From Reuters.com:
The man who lambasted Bristol Palin at a West Hollywood watering hole last week has apologized for the incident, calling his behavior "improper."

He has also received a number of threats since the incident occurred, according to his attorney.

In a statement furnished to TheWrap by his attorney, Stephen Hanks -- who, among other things, called Palin's mother, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin "a whore" -- says that, while he's still not a big fan of Bristol's mother, it was wrong to take out his anger on Bristol.

"Having had an opportunity to view the camera footage of the incident this past Thursday at the Saddle Ranch Bar & Chop House in West Hollywood, and having reflected on the incident over the weekend, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what my feelings are toward Sarah Palin, I should not have expressed them toward her daughter, Bristol Palin."
It's good to see that this heckler has finally apologized. Although I don't endorse the threats that he has received,this man was disrespectful and clearly out of line.

Although I'm not a fan of confrontation, I think Bristol's standing up for her mom is part of the reason why this story has received as much attention as it has. She was willing to stand up for her mother and now, this man has finally backed away from his vulgar language and his angry rhetoric.