ABC Denies Booing Was for Sarah Palin

Posted on September 28th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

If you watched Dancing With The Stars Monday night, you undoubtedly saw this:

To the TV audience and many gossip websites, it looked like former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was booed. Even co-host Brooke Burke said, "There's booing in the ballroom. We don't know why."

But, RumorFix has spent the morning tracking down the truth.

DWTS Executive Producer Conrad Green tells RumorFix, "The booing heard was a direct response from the audience to Jennifer [Grey] and Derek's [Hough] scores which were perceived as relatively low for a dance that received a standing ovation."
Co-host Tom Bergeron wrote on Twitter: "It was a booapalooza on the judges all night!"
Extra correspondent Michael Corbett, who was in the audience cheering on Florence Henderson, tells RumorFix, "There was no booing for Sarah Palin that night. They were booing the judges."

Below is Tom's interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he tells the skeptical host that the audience thought the dancing duo deserved 9s.

One more scoop from Michael Corbett; he tells RumorFix that "when Sarah Palin was on camera, they indicated to the audience to cheer, as they do for all guests."

What do you think though? Was the audience booing Sarah, or the judges?

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