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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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106.

reallyirked    

people who continue to say "the girl can't dance" obviously don't watch the shw. Bristol got three 9's last week. She did not get 5's or 6's or even 7's. What happened to tolerance -isn't that what liberals all what and what they are all about. Go Bristol go.
To STFUP you are moronic - because AMERICA votes for Bristol against your wishes it's ok to send death threats. Wow- you need help!!!!

1348 days ago
107.

John    

I don't watch the show and have pretty much ignored it to this point. However, if this is what gets liberal bleeding hearts upset then please let her win.

1348 days ago
108.

Originalkat    

Strange how this just now came out since tonight is voting night. More sympathy votes? Come on..this whole thing sounds like a setup.

1348 days ago
109.

Kitten Mittens    

The ignorance in some of the comments is astounding.

I always knew left wingers were hypocritical, two faced whiny little babies. I just didn't realize how extreme it really was.

Like this little gem:

"Liberals don't leave death threats"

WOW. arguably one of the most ignorant things I have ever read. That's like saying "Basketball fans don't eat ice cream"..

dumb ass

1348 days ago
110.

poonhok    

To say "Liberals don't make death threats", well, that's quite possibly one of the most ignorant statements I've heard a human utter....
Bill Ayers, close friend of barak obama, and yes BIG TIME Liberal, plotted terrorist attacks on American soil...so much for peaceful Libs....

1348 days ago
111.

Dave    

Isnt' DWTS supposed to be about taking a non-dancer and turning them into a dancer? Why are people like brandy and the dirty dancing chick even on there given their loooong professional dancing/performing careers- isnt' that cheating?

Bristol isn't nearly as good as a lot of the other contestants but she is also LIGHT YEARS behind in professional dancing experience. She has come the furthest (according to the judges) and if that's what voters want to see then so be it. The fact that her name is Palin only makes the angry libtards heads' explode- which is always entertaining!

1348 days ago
112.

tlynn    

OMG, do these f'n inbred alaskan hillbilly's every stop? Which one of the little pigs took the lardashian route & set this one up? Mama pig, Willow or Bristol? Oops...it was Bristol's tard Trigg!!! Mrs. Bush told the world the truth - STAY THE FK IN ALASKA!!!!!!!!!

1348 days ago
113.

tiv    

just by the comments here the right sure is upset and wants to make this all political just like the good show it used to be wow so threatened by a dance show have to make it political too now cause the lost lol OH AND DAVE I THINK ITS YOU WHO NEEDS TO OPEN AND BOOK OR YOUR MIND HOW RACIST IS THAT COMMENT WOW

1348 days ago
114.

shark    

kick Ms. Piggy off the show already! she sucks! and if her idiot mother runs for presidency, this country is truly going to hell. she is the redneck of alaska and we don't need that running our country!

1348 days ago
115.

Shannon    

Bristol is not a good dancer - period. Why does it surprise us that the right is voting for her based on affiliation and not ability?

1348 days ago
116.

Mark    

The audience voting is NOT for the best dancer, it is for the couple that you want to return to the show the next week. This season has the highest ratings ever. To all you naysayers Bristol Palin has been the best thing for the show! I'm sure the advertisers love it.

1348 days ago
117.

tiv    

CANT BELIVE SARAH PALIN IS NOW USING A TV SHOW WE ALL LOVED TIL NOW TO GET ATTENTION SHE WILL NEVER WIN THE PRESIDENT EVEN THE RIGH DOSNT WANT HER THERE DID YOU HEAR BUSH AND HIS WIFE OR HIS MOM TELL HER TO GO BACK TO ALASKA WHERE SHE BELONGS WOW ANYONE CAN GO OUT THERE AND MAKE MONEY OR GET ATTEN WITH A PRETTY FACE SHE IS A COW GO BACK TO BACK PACKING AND KILLING ANIMALS FOR A LIVING

1348 days ago
118.

always    

She is a fat cow, can't dance a step. Her legs are like huge ham hocks. The only thing over all these months I figure she is good at is spreading her legs and getting $$$ to brag about it. This family is a sad case. A mother that has never been home to raise the kids she had. The almighty buck is all she thinks of. Sarah is dumb as a box of rocks.Her husband a whimp that just follows her around like a puppy. He did teach the girls how to swear .

1348 days ago
119.

tiv    

ITS PRETTY SAD THAT THIS IS ALL THE REPUBLICANS GOT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT LOL A HICK FROM ALASKA I SAY GO FOR IT HONEY YOU WILL NEVER WIN YOUR OWN DOSNT WANT YA EITHER LOL I HOPE SHE DOES RUN CAUSE SHE WILL LOOSE BIG !

1348 days ago
120.

Jules    

you people that are being so hateful make me sick. Hopefully all the hate that's consuming you will cause you to have high blood pressure and have a stroke or heart attack. THE WORLD WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT YOU.

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