Fans of Bristol Palin have been rocked after it was revealed that she was paid 262,500 in 2009 for campaigning against teen pregnancy. Tax receipts reveal that she was paid by the Candie’s Foundation, one of the leading abstinence charities in the United States.
In a statement, the charity said: “We know that Ms. Palin’s work has had a positive effect on creating awareness about teen pregnancy”
However, some have come to her defence, and E! Online states: “The money she received was from multiple projects she did with them. She shot PSAs, print and Internet ads and did town hall meetings, as well, and the money she made was an accumulation of all of that. This is not out of the ordinary for a celebrity to make an income off of a charity they represent.”
What do you think? Did Bristol Palin deserve to be paid so much for charity work? Is it right for celebrities to be paid to do charity work? Should they have to announce it to the public?