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Hughie Maughan Has Received Death Threats Over His Fake Tan Faux Pas

By James Fenton

January 18, 2017 at 4:04pm

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There's always someone who takes things a bit too far. 

Twitter went to town on Sunday night after Hughie Maughan appeared on RTÉ's Dancing With The Stars having gone a tad OTT on the aul' fake tan. 

The criticism was mostly all in good fun and Hughie appeared to take the slaggings well but it now appears the backlash has taken a sinister turn. The former Big Brother star even claims to have received death threats on social media regarding perceived racial connotations to his fake tan faux pas. 

Hughie told the Herald:

"It’s not just one, there’s loads of them, from a group of people tweeting things, death threats and how I should be attacked with a machete.

Of course I’m shook. I take full responsibility for my tan and anyone who’s saying that I’m being racist is wrong. I’m a member of the travelling community, I’ve had racism all my life and I would never be racist.

I can’t believe the reaction that I’m getting. This is a tan that has turned into an international press storm.”

'A tan that has turned into an international press storm.' There's something you don't read every day.

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