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Death Threats Targeting Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas

11/22/2010 5:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas have received death threats and "Dancing with the Stars" has measurably heightened security ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

Bristol Palin Death Threats
We're told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals.  Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it was inciting people.  Mark complied.

Sources connected with the show tell us extra security will be on hand tonight for the show.  And, if Bristol and Mark head to New York, execs are talking about breaking format and not doing their interview outside in Times Square -- but rather in the studio, where it's more secure.

TMZ broke the story ... a staffer on the show opened a "fan letter" to Bristol on Friday and white powder fell out.  Turns out it was talcum powder, but the FBI is investigating nonetheless.

As one source said, "Everyone is genuinely worried.  This is a dance competition, and it's just gotten crazy."

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truth    

FIRST

1249 days ago
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Bobby    

tweeters are twits!

1249 days ago
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Jus    

I don't watch the show, but I didn't realize that people took Bristol being in the finals so seriously.

1249 days ago
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STFUP    

If you think the death threats are odd - how about all of her mom's uneducated, rabid fans voting for Bristol NOT because of her dancing skills (or lack thereof), but because of who her mom is.
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If the radical right-wing nutbags can f**k up the show this bad, then I can understand those pissed off enough to call in these threats.

1249 days ago
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artie help    

all you haters, for shame. she's a great kid, if she was a bleeding heart liberal you'd all be fwning all over her. stop the double standard. bitches.

1249 days ago
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Jen    

AHEM...love the mention that it's a DANCE COMPETITION...HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....so WHY isn't the best dancer going to win then???

1249 days ago
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TopsyKrett    

Apparently it is not a dance competition because if it was she would have been out a long long time ago. Girl can't dance. This show will lose alot of viewers if she wins. They need to think about that.

1249 days ago
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Somedude    

Ahh the tolerance and kind-heartedness of the left on full display. This is why the left is becoming the party of obscurity and getting there more and more quickly.

1249 days ago
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schmuck    

That's right Mark Ballas, when the disgruntled leftist hordes lose their fragile minds over a stupid tv show, and threaten to kill you and your partner, you must be silent. Silence your speech, or your completely benign tweets make the sore losing haters want to kill you.
I haven't voted for you, but I will tonight.

1249 days ago
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JLS    

DWTS should have never brought this young woman on. It was so obviously not a good decision! She is famous for nothing to begin with and they have offered up this show as a format for she and her clan to committ fraud and even FLAUNT IT.

Honestly, this wasn't favorable for DWTS. I don't know one person that hasn't mentioned it to me and in a very angry way. It brought forth an enormous amount of very bad feelings and bad press.

I think it buried DWTS for good.

1249 days ago
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Fredo    

Some people take their support of a political party (a FRKKIN POLITICAL PARTY!??!?!?) WAY too far. It's really sad to see America dumbed down this much......

1249 days ago
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JW    

This is strange. Liberals do not make death threats. So called "'conservative" right wing type people make all the death threats, and in some cases carry them out. I don't believe this.

1249 days ago
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Pamela    

For all the Haters out there- do us all a favor and go jump off a cliff and if you're too stupid to find one a razor will do. The world would not miss you at all. I'm speaking to the hateful people out there. BACK OFF!

1249 days ago
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Tony    

Like mother, like daughter. Corrupt, greedy, lying whores who would do anything for a buck and 5 seconds of camera time.

1249 days ago
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Tony    

Forget Mark Ballas. I say take out Britsol and her lying, greedy corrupt b***h of a mother!

1249 days ago
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