David Letterman Isn't Very Sorry that He Made a Sex Joke About a 14-Year-Old Girl

The 14-year-old girl was Sarah Palin’s daughter, so it’s mostly good.

Letterman said the only reason he apologized to Sarah Palin after he was roundly criticized for making a sex joke on “Late Night” about Willow, then 14, was so that he could continue to make jokes about the former Vice Presidential candidate.

“I felt like Sarah Palin was somebody I wanted to be able to continue to make fun of,” he said. “And I felt like if I don’t apologize … I will not be able to go forward [with that].”

Letterman did claim genuine remorse for any pain and embarrassment he may have caused the young teen, explaining he thought he was making a sex joke about about Bristol, who was older. “Nice going, you got the wrong daughter,” he said, saying it was “stupid joke that fell into dumb luck and got worse.”


Here’s the original joke. The daughter at the game was Willow Palin, who was 14 years old at the time. Letter admits to Oprah that he only apologized for that joke so he could keep on mocking Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin’s crime was being a successful governor who was briefly a threat to Barack Obama. Willow Palin’s crime was being Sarah Palin’s daughter. David Letterman is and will always be a creep.


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