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Kilted Scotsman from viral yoga video targeted in antigay hate crime

You may already be familiar with Finlay Wilson, he of the kilted yoga sessions.

Related: WATCH: Bearded Scotsmen do yoga in the woods, just ’cause

His video, which features the Scottish instructor striking numerous meditative poses in the woods, raked in over 50 million curious viewers after taking the Internet by storm in February.

The yogi received a threatening letter last week; an incident police are investigating as a hate crime.

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Ominously, the note wasn’t send via snail mail: it was delivered directly to his doorstep.

Wilson wasted no time in reporting the letter to authorities.

“I came out of my flat at 6:30 in the morning to walk the dog,” he tells the BBC“and there was a handwritten letter in a sealed envelope on the front step addressed to ‘the gay boy at number 45.’

“It said threatening stuff like ‘you need to watch yourself’ and they said they’d been watching my videos online and that they want me to get out. I don’t really know anyone in the building. My friends have been saying they didn’t realize this sort of thing still happened in this day and age.

“I was upset at first, but now I am furious, because someone’s aim is to intimidate me and terrorize me into leaving my home because of their own bigoted beliefs. The people who do this sort of thing need to know that their views are unacceptable and the majority of people won’t tolerate it.”

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Scottish police are investigating the crime as a “threatening and abusive incident.”

“Police Scotland does not tolerate hate crime in any form and everyone has the right to live safely and without fear,” says a Tayside Division spokesperson.

In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch Finlay’s video below: