Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has come to the defense of her daughter's use of homophobic slurs.

Sixteen-year-old Willow Palin attacked a former classmate, named Tre, on Facebook for criticizing her mother's reality show.

Sarah Palin's Alaska, is failing so hard right now,” Tre wrote on Facebook during the premiere of the reality series. Which prompted Willow to respond “Haha your so gay” and “Your such a faggot.”

Willow and her sister, Bristol, offered a halfhearted apology, saying that they shouldn't have reacted to negative comments.

Appearing on Fox News, Sarah told Sean Hannity that the media uproar that followed was unfair.

In answering a question about her greatest frustration, she veered off to talk about what “people probably think is my greatest frustration.” Which is the “lies that are told in the tabloids and on hateful blogs full of anonymous sources about my family.”

“I mean, look at the other day. Willow, finally, my 16 year old, she had had it up to here with somebody saying very, very hateful things about the family and saying mean things about her little brother Trig, and Willow finally responded and she used a bad word when she responded in defense of her family. And her response became national news, even hard news copy it turned into, so that’s ridiculous and I had to explain to her, 'Willow, there is no justice here but you have to just zip your lip and let’s move forward,'” she said.

Gay GOP group GOProud has also come to the defense of Willow.

The politician turned conservative celebrity has previously criticized the use of racist and anti-disability comments.