Briston Palin & Mark BallasNo matter how hard she tries to put on a brave face and ignore the harsh and unnecessary criticism she gets from the public, Dancing With the Stars contestant Bristol Palin just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to people ripping her to shreds.

And it seems as though some definitely have a much bigger problem with her than others, considering a suspicious package containing a white-powdery substance was sent to the DWTS set along with a not-so-subtle threat. The note accompanying the package said, "This is what will happen to you if Bristol Palin stays on [the show]."

And if you're scratching your head and saying, "Wait a minute. Didn't something similar to this happen when Bristol was on DWTS the first time?" -- you're definitely not imagining things.

In 2010, a package containing white powder was sent to the DWTS production office, and it was also believed to be due to Bristol's appearance on the show.

OMG. When are people going to chill out and leave this poor girl alone? And why do so many people have such a huge beef with her in the first place? I know her mom, Sarah Palin, wasn't exactly the most popular chick on the block during the last election -- but here's a huge newsflash: Bristol Palin is not Sarah Palin. They may be mother and daughter, but they aren't the same person, and it's pretty obvious that Bristol is only being targeted because of who her mother is -- not because of something she did to offend whoever these nutjobs are who sent the packages.

And even though the white-powdery substance in the latest package was not determined to be harmful, it's still scary that anyone would go to such drastic lengths to voice their disapproval of Bristol. Thankfully, the threat is being taken seriously, so odds are good that security on DWTS will only be tighter from here on out. And hopefully Bristol won't take this attack too personally, because there are plenty of fans out there who are rooting for her and truly want to see her succeed.

Do you think the attacks on Bristol are unfair?

 

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