Bristol Palin was the target of a mysterious white powder substance sent to the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ offices, according to TMZ. The white powder was sent along with a piece of fan mail and was discovered by one of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ staff. Fortunately, the L.A.P.D. determined that the substance was merely talcum powder. So was someone playing a mean-spirited prank on Bristol Palin, or could the dancer really be in danger?
It’s safe to say that no contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has caused quite the commotion Bristol Palin has with her lack of locomotion. Some diehard fans think she should have been out of the competition long ago, while others chalk up her success to being likeable, relatable, and much improved from her start on the show. But is the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ drama enough to lead someone to threaten Bristol Palin’s life?
There’s always the possibility someone really wanted to scare Bristol Palin with the talcum powder, although a conspiracy theorist could also argue that one of her fans actually sent the powder to cause a media frenzy and have even more ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans feeling sorry for Bristol Palin for being put in such a predicament. After all, as the past few weeks have seemed to prove, attacks on Bristol Palin just seem to make her even more invincible. Or perhaps someone just sent Bristol Palin a little talcum powder because they were worried that baby Tripp might be suffering from diaper rash.
Of course there’s always the chance that someone dangerous has targeted Bristol Palin, something that’s already happened once before on ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Last year a man stalking Olympian Shawn Johnson was arrested after sneaking onto the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ set. The man was discovered to have guns, zip ties, and duct tape in his vehicle, all indications that he planned on kidnapping her. Like Bristol Palin, Shawn Johnson was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas on the show.
Luckily, Bristol Palin was in more danger standing so close to The Situation in a PSA she recently filmed about teen pregnancy than she would have been coming in contact with the white powder, but this isn’t the first bizarre incident involving Bristol Palin and ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Recently a man was involved in a standoff with police after becoming angry about seeing her on the show and shooting his TV before turning his gun on his wife. Luckily, no one was injured.
And the whole Palin family seem to be suffering from reality show woes. Willow Palin recently came under fire for using a gay slur while defending ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’, and Sarah Palin had some unkind words for reality shows in her book “America by Heart”.
So should the Palin family stay away from reality TV, or are is all this controversy just helping make them even more of a powerhouse? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out…