Tyler Shields, bloody death threat – the celebrity photographer has been inundated with death threats across the Internet in the wake of his recent Birkin-destroying photo shoot, during which he fed a $100,000 crocodile skin Hermes Birkin bag to an alligator, but the creepiest thing by far is this bloody letter he just found in his mailbox.
RE-TOX obtained images of the letter via a source connected to Shields. We reached out to Shields who confirmed the images’ veracity but didn’t want to comment further.
We are told Shields discovered the letter at his L.A. home on Saturday, just three days after RE-TOX posted behind-the-scenes video of the alligator shoot. It’s unclear if the blood is real or not.
The letter states, “Tyler Shields, I’m going to kill you and eat you. See you later alligator. You’ll never see me coming. P.S. You’ll make a great handbag!”
We’re told Shields has not contacted the police regarding the threat because “this kind of thing happens to him all the time.” His Facebook account is proof, littered with dozens of similar threats on his life stemming from the recent Birkin shoot. Some examples:
“Do you realize how many animals you could have saved in a shelter for what you did? How many families could be fed? This isn’t art, this is a narcisstic show of your own excesses. If you have a Birken that you can destroy then you are not living in the real world.”
“YOU ARE A DIGRACE OF A HUMAN BEING. YOUR ART IS PATHETIC AND POINTLESS. YOU ARE AN ALLEGATOR MURDERER AND SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS WHERE YOU BELONG. I AM GOING TO MAKE IT MY LIFE’S MISSION TO SEE YOUR DEMISE. I HOPE YOU SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT IT WON’T LAST LONG. YOUR FUCKING DEAD MOTHER FUCKER.”
“I will feed you to an alligator you cock sucking faggot : )”
We’re not saying PETA was connected to this (not like PETA would publicly admit to being connected to a bloody death threat anyway) but just to cover our bases, we reached out to them for comment.