Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR event

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, November 20, 2011 17:50 EDT
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When First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, appeared at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday in support of a charity that works to obtain employment for military veterans, they were met with a round of boos from the audience.

As described by Gawker, “To be fair to the classy crowd in the stands, the booing (to our ears) was short and mixed with cheers. Why was she booed? Twitter user @trodabumsoutgrl clears up any misconceptions: ‘It is not racial – Michelle Obama is scorned by Nascar fans because her husband is a job-killer socialist.’ Thanks for clarifying!”

Video from ESPN, uploaded to Mediaite November 20, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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