September 28th, 2010
12:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin booed on 'Dancing With the Stars'?

(CNN) - It's the question the political world is asking after Bristol Palin's debut on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Monday: Was her famous mother booed by the live studio audience?

That's what appeared to be the case when boos clearly became audible as questioner Brooke Burke was wrapping up an interview with another contestant on the show.


"There's booing in the ballroom - we don't know why," said Burke.

The show then immediately cut to host Tom Bergeron, who was seen sitting next to Palin, about to interview the former Alaska governor.

"I'm here with guest ballroom commentator Sarah Palin, who joins us from Alaska. Sarah, great to have you here," said Bergeron, making no mention of the boos, which had stopped by the time Palin's face was on camera.

Speaking with the Washington Post, the show's executive producer, Conrad Green, said he wasn't sure why the audience was booing. But he doubted it was for Palin, noting that the audience stopped booing when she actually appeared on camera.

"That's my guess, I can't say for sure," he said.


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  1. akb

    There is a time and place for everything this was not the place come people she was there for her daughter.

    September 28, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. PJ

    What a trashy family. Mamma Grizzly projects a great image in her leather jacket. Wonder if she knows Mexico geogarphically borders the US yet.

    September 28, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. Matilde Lopez

    It was very clear the booing was for Sarah Palin. This clearly shows the liberals double standard, disrespect only applies when it is convinient for them. Sarah Palin, like a lady showed a lot of class I wish I could say the same for your audience.

    September 28, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Adam

    "There was booing in the ballroom and we don't know why." Don't know why? Let's think long and hard about WHO they were booing...

    September 28, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. gregg

    See what happens when you have a "live" audience not just a hand-picked crowd. The truth comes out. Her popularity is pure spin. No one ever asks her tough questions(she won't allow it) she only uses one way communications, (facebook, twitter...)

    She is pure Hollywood and being booed at her first live appearance is proof of this.

    September 28, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Tam

    Booing is rude, but maybe the folks were just expressing their impression of this "brilliant" mind.

    September 28, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. teabooger

    I have said it before and I'll say it again, Palin Beck 2011!
    That the majority voted in Obama for "Change" Just shows you how many in the country are.
    The only Real Change out there is in the CONSERVATIVE Movement!
    That these people booed her is not surprising, sadly.
    Long live Palin!

    September 28, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    I've booed her. I don't have to be in the DWTS studio either.

    September 28, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. monobot

    Haha Conrad Green, lying through his teeth. People were boo'ing Palin because people are sick of that entire family – they are a poor example of a family in politics and have proven themselves to be out for as much attention as they can possibly take in without giving anything useful back to the people. They are all an embarrassment to the country.

    September 28, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Ken B

    No, I think the booing was for Palin. I was disappointed she was on the show and could not let her daughter have her moment. I turned it off, and will do so every time Palin senior is on camera.

    September 28, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  11. Dave Harris

    It's unusual for her handlers to allow an unscripted moment in her personal appearances. They'd better be more careful.

    September 28, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. Leann

    I believe people would boo because there is a large population of people in this country that has seen her actions and influence bring a hostile division to this country. Because of her, people now openly question who is qualified to be called an "American". Saying that if you are NOT conservative, then you do not hold American values. I find that to be segregating and promotes division. There are many people that find her dangerous.

    I would not boo at her and reduce myself to her level, but I do not watch the show to promote her or her families popularity.

    September 28, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. Rob

    I'm not surprised.

    September 28, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Mike

    they were booing tne low scores of the previous contestants. wow, cnn tries to fan any flame they can

    September 28, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. cathstar

    Of course the boos were for Palin. She's an idiot and anyone with a lick of sense is sick and tired of seeing her all over the place. She should immediately return to Alaska and remain there forever! She should focus on her family and leave the rest of alone.

    September 28, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Jared from Delaware

    Of course they were booing her – just like we did at the Wachovia Center when she showed up at the Flyers hockey game before the election. She's an idiot and is on the wrong side of every issue.

    September 28, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Marco

    Let's see – she showcases her irresponsible (or at least incredibly immature) daughter, she pimps for candidates that are just angry but have no workable ideas (or even sense, in many cases), she mocks the political system, she refuses to serve even one term of the most important offfice she ever had, choosing, rather, to exploit her empty celebrity by becoming a media ho – who would dare boo her?

    September 28, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  18. John Caldwell

    Booing Sara Palin would be extremely risky. One might awaken the next day to find one's ancestors had evolved from a relative in common with apes. One might discover that the Earth is 4.6 billion years old and the Universe is much older than that. One might even feel that Palin and others of her ilk want to "take back America" for Christians who still know all the above to be total nonsense.

    September 28, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. The Unsub

    priceless! you betcha!

    September 28, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. Not All Docs Play Golf

    Let me remove any doubt as to whether they were booing Palin.......BOOOOOO !!!!

    September 28, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  21. Marco D

    Geez Louise! I know Sarah Palin might be considered a villain in the political arena but on DWTS she is a mother who is supporting her daughter. Boos and heckling have no place in an event like that. American values have sure gone down in the past few years.

    September 28, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  22. Joe

    This is typical media bias B.S.....anyone who watched the telecast would know that the booing was the audience reaction to the scores that the previous contestant (Jennifer Grey and her partner) received from the judges....Sarah Palin recieved a polite reception from the audience....but therre were no boos for her....The lame stream media again is more interested in pushing it's anti Palin/Tea Party agenda than getting the facts right

    September 28, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  23. Jim Gant

    So the purpose of this report is ....? Apparently the reporter does not actually know why there was booing – but is assuming that it is because of Sarah Palin. There could be other reasons – but CNN has to get a dig in at Sarah Palin at every opportunity whether they know the truth or are just speculating. This type of report sure makes CNN appear trustworthy -- not.

    September 28, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  24. Wilma Wonka

    It DID appear as though the booing was for Sarah Palin. While I understand it and would boo her at a political rally, I think it was poor taste in that particular setting.

    September 28, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. john1513

    They were booing at the score for previous dancers (as they always do when it's too low). Watch before you start rumors.

    September 28, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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