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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/21/2011

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)
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at final race of the NASCAR season to honor Joining Forces, a group that helps military families. And many have taken to twitter and the internet generally to condemn or applaud the booing which occurred at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

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?

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