The Washington Post

Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR race

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a guest at a barbecue for active duty and retired military personnel and their families, part of their Joint Forces initiative, before the start of the Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, November 20, 2011. (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS)

They were standing along Sgt. Andrew Barry, a military sniper who was wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, was there with his wife and four children.

kwameshine : No class. What a shame

kenpecus : Wow, no matter how bad George W was, i never remember Laura Bush ever receiving a rude reception. So Sad

claudiamiles : I understand why NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama. Her big issue is childhood obesity...They must think she’s insulting their offspring.

NolteNC John Nolte :Sending Michelle Obama to a NASCAR event? Takes a pretty lousy husband to set your wife up for humiliation.

@billhobbs : Difference between Michelle Obama & #NASCAR crowd that booed her? Crowd full of ppl who’ve always bn proud of their country.

I guess the folks paid their money to go to the event so they can boo if they want to, even if it seems a little classless, considering that Obama and Biden were there to support America’s troops.

What do you think?

More on The Root DC

D.C. Students explore Brazil

Are you black, white or what?



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
From clubfoot to climbing: Double amputee lives life of adventure
Learn to make traditional soup dumplings
In defense of dads
Play Videos
How to make head cheese
Perks of private flying
The rise and fall of baseball cards
Play Videos
Husband finds love, loss in baseball
New hurdles for a Maryland tradition
How to survive a shark attack
Play Videos
Portland's most important meal of the day
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to save and spend money at college