NEW YORK (CBS) – Was Sarah Palin booed on “Dancing with the Stars”?

ABC says no, explaining that the booing TV audiences clearly heard off camera was meant for the scores – 24 our of a possible 30 – given to actress Jennifer Grey and her partner Derek Hough.

The booing came as co-host Brooke Burke was interviewing Grey and Hough as they got their scores.

Why is there booing?” asked Grey, who received the highest score of the night for her jive.

“There’s booing in the ballroom — we don’t know why,” Brooke told the audience and then tossed to her co-host Tom Bergeron, who was seated in the audience with Palin. He made no mention of the booing and proceeded to interview Palin, whose daughter Bristol is one of the “Dancing with the Stars” competitors.

Many viewers turned to Twitter to talk about what they saw as a hostile reception for Palin, known for her polarizing politics. But an ABC spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that audience members were unhappy with Grey’s score.

“They were just expressing their feelings about a really, really good dance,” the newspaper quoted the network spokeswoman as saying. “It’s not at all unusual.”

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Comments (9)
  1. susana says:

    Sara Palin was interviewed way before Grays performance. Anyone watching knows this. Once again its the media trying to distort the truth. They want the public to believe Sara Palin is disliked. It is going to backfire on them.

    1. bryan sand says:

      She is disliked.

  2. Werewuf says:

    Tom Bergeron is too funny! What a diplomat, he’s just covering up for the reality of what happened on set. Tom you are silly and the public knows who really was getting booed….

  3. k dupont says:

    SHAME ON YOU abc.. AND SHAME ON YOU THE SO CALLED AMERICANS.. ITS NO WONDER THE worled HATES US. look at yr selvs shame shame…

  4. bryan sand says:


  5. Robert says:

    Bryan Sand is a jerk if he would boo a mother who came out to watch her daughter perform. Do you kick kittens too?

  6. R-Dub says:

    I eat kittens and I boo Palin as well. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SARAH PALIN!!!!!