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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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16.

christy    

This is NOT (obviously) a dance competion, nor is it
dancing with the STARS. Will NEVER watch again.

1434 days ago
17.

STFUP    

artie help - you are SO wrong! I don't care what her political views are - but it's WRONG that she got to the finals NOT for her dancing skills (she has none!), but because of who her crazy mother is.

1434 days ago
18.

SayWhat    

Probably from one of the psychotic posters they have here. Theres are rather rabid and viscious group of liberals that like to say some of the most disgusting things.

1434 days ago
19.

Tammy    

Death threat are moronic!! If you going to do something, do it!! Don't make threats ABOUT doing it!! I simply stopped watching the season after I saw it was gonna be a joke of a season.

1434 days ago
20.

Bearcat34    

If someone takes a shot, I hope it's at Sarah's vocal cords. I can't think of anything more obnoxious than her voice. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that we wouldn't have to hear her PEA-BRAINED Idea's!

1434 days ago
21.

bob     

Wow, too bad it's come to this...geez, people, it's just a show. That being said, none of this would have happened if she wasn't selected as a contestant. The name of the show is "Dancing With The Stars" and she's not qualified. Being a "teen activist" doesn't cut it. I know that Buzz Aldrin, Tom DeLay and Steve Wozniak aren't actors, singers or athletes, but they are famous people. She's "famous" for being a famous person's daughter.

1434 days ago
22.

stumpy    

To all the anti Palin idiots out there
what if someone your child or loved one
this is a young woman who hasn't hurt anyone the wost thing she
has done is have bad taste in men in my opinion most women do.
You all hate her mother for standing up for what she believes in and your venom is falling on Bristol its amazing how liberals
are all for free speech until you disagree with them then
your evil incarnate and must be silenced this pettiness
and anger is the reason conservatives have done so well lately

1434 days ago
23.

STFUP    

The show is called "Dancing with the Stars".
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Someone PLEASE explain to me how Bristol Palin is a 'star'?
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She's NOT! She's just related to some insane woman who does all she can to keep her name in the headlines & divide this great country of ours!

1434 days ago
24.

Fredo    

#14 JW.....you are a prime example of what is wrong with this country. Your lack of mental fortitude causes you to be gullible to all of this ridiculous and nonsensical political propoganda. Let me simplify things for you:

Democrats = charlatans

Republicans = charlatans

There. Does that help?!

1434 days ago
25.

Somedude    

Yep keep hating you liberal whack-jobs and keep pushing the rest of the country right into the hands of the republicans. The last election was just the beginning!

1434 days ago
26.

Liz    

This maybe possible that a fan did send this letter but it maybe the work of the Tea Party so that we will focus on Bristol and more people will vote because they feel sorry for her Lets forget about Bristol and focus on Kyle & Jennifer. As a whole the Palins have been given too much media & public attention, maybe they will go away. I am just thinking.

1434 days ago
27.

JLS    

ISSUE: All the Republicans and Tea Party members blame our outrage and disdain for this young woman on politics. They pull out the liberal label and go on and on...

FACT: She isn't famous and cannot dance. That's it. Can you finally grasp that? It's just this simple!!!

Past that, her mother and her party have coached people how to vote fraudulently. I've seen posters on Tea Party websites boasting on how they did it. 300 votes in 3 hours one patted herself on the back for....That's the aspect that made this political. The fraud committed by Tea Party members.

1434 days ago
28.

Wheels    

Death threats?? Cool. If you're one the brain dead believing that, I have some Pacific beach property for sale here in Texas.

1434 days ago
29.

THIN LIZZY    

It's just an entertaiment show. Why can't people just leave politics at home and enjoy your life. Is it really that pathetic ? Taking a piss is now political.

1434 days ago
30.

me    

Publicity stunt.

1434 days ago
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