The airing of Lifetime’s Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp provoked Palin’s ex-fiance, Levi Johnston, 22, to plan to demand full or half custody of their three-year-old son, Tripp.
Johnston was disturbed with 21-year-old Bristol Palin’s intention to publicize their son, in fear that Tripp’s life would get off to the wrong start.
According to ABC News, the show was not the only reason for the Bristol Palin custody story. Johnston wants full custody of his son also because he disapproves of Tripp’s methods of self-expression.
"I'm doing a terrible job disciplining Tripp," Bristol Palin admitted during an episode in which Tripp throws a tantrum and lets out a profanity.
Johnston welcomes Tripp with open arms, and a room ready for him in Johnston’s home.
According to TMZ, Johnston said, "I love my son more than anything … and I will do whatever it takes to make sure he is raised the right way," adding, "I know he's going to continue to push the boundaries and push the limits."
The original fight for custody ended in Bristol Palin gaining primary rights to the three-year-old, and with Johnston having visitation rights.
Not only does Johnston disapprove of Palin’s parenting, but also of the title of the reality TV show. He said that it is a further representation of her bad parenting.
After beginning a rampage about the creation of a TV show, Johnston wrote on his Facebook page to "Just be patient people, the truth about this will be out very soon and there will be no questioning for anyone if I try to be in Tripp's life or not."
This was in response to Palin’s assertion: "I don't think he's ready to be a parent. He's not an adult, clearly, and he's got a lot of growing up to do," after Johnston appearing to ignore Palin’s calls with the replaying of his voicemail.