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It's been a controversial two days for Bristol Palin.

Even though she's consistently received the lowest judges' scores on Dancing With the Stars, she managed to make it to the finals next week. Ardent DWTS fans claim Republicans have spearheaded a campaign to keep Sarah Palin's daughter on the show. (One Wisconsin man was so disgusted, he shot his television when Bristol, 20, advanced.)

Then, Bristol and her younger sister Willow spewed a homophobic slur online to attack a schoolmate who was making fun of their family.

On her Facebook page, Bristol addressed both issues.

Of their derogatory statements, she said: "Willow and I shouldn't have reacted to negative comments about our family. We apologize."

She then took time out to thank her DWTS supporters: "On a nicer note, thank you for supporting the great competition in Dancing with the Stars!"

Hours later, she added, "Thank you supporters who continue to support. The haters are already pulling out all the stops this week to destroy."