Sarah Palin is anything but "an average hockey mom," but the former vice presidential candidate is quick to go into protective-mother mode when she's defending her children.
On Monday, Palin took to her Facebook page to defend daughter Bristol after the "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" contestant received death threats. Palin addressed "the haters" in a Facebook message:
I’m in California today to support Bristol. I’m sorry to see that she’s again getting those annoying death threats and more “mysterious white powder” sent to her while on DWTS this All-Star season. These threats sure waste a lot of time, production and public resources; but do the haters really think this will stop Bristol and Mark and the show’s producers from keepin' on keepin' on? Silly critics -- after all these years of goofy antics like this we find these efforts are actually quite motivating! Bristol’s not letting this get her down. Anyway, tonight is a “double elimination” night, so hopefully everyone who has supported her so far will do so again! I'll be sure to post the call in number and voting instructions later today before the event. Thank you again to everyone. It means a great deal during this fun and highly competitive event, and it's sure appreciated!
As Bristol shares with anyone targeted by the naysayers in life: “Hey, the haters will hate anyway; the critics will criticize, so you might as well dance!”
The death threat came in the form of a suspicious package sent to the CBS Studio set of the ABC dancing competition, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Monday. The package contained a white powder and a note, CBS sources told TMZ. The attached note read: "This is what will happen to you if Bristol Palin stays on [the show]." The powder was later deemed harmless.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bristol previously received a similar package containing white powder when she first joined "DWTS" in 2010. That particular package had been sent to the Los Angeles studio where the live show films Mondays and Tuesdays.
On Tuesday, Bristol was spared elimination despite her mediocre performance with partner Mark Ballas. She moves onto the following round next week.
PHOTO: Willow, Bristol and Sarah Palin in Bristol's trailer at "Dancing With The Stars."
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