VIDEO: Bristol Palin confronts heckler at Calif. bar

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNN) - Things got ugly when Bristol Palin got in the face of a heckler who had some choice words to say about her mother.

It all started while Bristol Palin was taping her new reality show in West Hollywood for the Bio Channel.

She was riding a mechanical bull when a man started making fun of her and her mother, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Bristol approached the man, and he yelled profanities at her. She asked him if he was making the comments because he's homosexual.

The exchange led some to accuse Bristol of being homophobic. Her rep denies that and says she was only defending her family.

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