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The X Factor: Are Paula and Nicole Really Receiving Death Threats Over Drew's Elimination?

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Reality TV just got a little too real.

Viewers were shocked last week when Simon Cowell's 14-year-old contestant Drew was sent home after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger decided to keep Marcus Canty in the competition.

But were people that upset over her elimination to threaten Abdul and Scherzinger's lives?

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A source confirms to E! News that Scherzinger and Abdul have been receiving and have seen death threats and extremely hateful comments via their Facebook and Twitter accounts following Drew's elimination on Thursday night's results show.

Just how hateful are the posts? Here's a few:

  •  "paula abdul and nicole are heartless judges who damages drew's self-esteem, both of them MUST die!!!"
  •  "hope u burn in hell @drewryniewicz is the best and u will die for sending her home !!"
  • "u guys can suck it , how could u take drew out, stupid bitches,i should vote both of u out from life"

Authorities and show security have been alerted. Reps for Scherzinger and Abdul tell us they will not be commenting on the situation.

Are you shocked that people are sending the judges death threats? Do you think Abdul and Scherzinger made the wrong choice sending Drew home? Sound off in the comments.

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