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OMG! Sarah Palin Gets Booed On Last Night's 'Dancing With The Stars!' Was it the 113 Degree Heat?

Tue, September 28, 2010 9:55am EDT by Chloe Melas 100 Comments
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Ouch! It was NOT a Tea party -loving crowd in LA’s DWTS audience  last night, Sept. 27. Sarah, the former Alaskan Governor sat front row supporting her dancing daughter Bristol, but the Mama Grizzley was greeted by a giant round of boos!

Could the cool reception have been because Palin – a diehard disser of  the idea of  the idea of manmade global warming –  was visiting the show  on the day of RECORD-BREAKING heat in LA? The thermostat hit 113 degrees – the hottest temperature ever recorded in the area!  Nevertheless, the black leather-jacketed Palin kept  her cool and focused on beaming at daughter Bristol, 19,  who did herself proud with a passable “quick step” dance with partner Mark Ballas. Little sister, Piper, 9, came along with her mama to cheer her big sis on. It was when DWTS co-host Tom Bergeron approached Sarah on camera, to say hello, that the crowd erupted into a sea of “boos!”

“I’m here with guest ballroom commentator Sarah Palin, who joins us from Alaska,” said Tom [you could hear the boos as he spoke].

But backstage, even co-host Brooke Burke, who was interviewing Dirty Dancing‘s Jennifer Grey and her dance partner Derek Hough, could hear the audience’s reaction!

“There’s booing in the ballroom,” Brooke said into the camera. “I don’t know why.”

Sarah seemed unfazed by the harsh lack-of-welcome from the DWTS audience members. The mom-of-five went on to gush about Bristol, who ended up crushing her performance with an overall score of 22 out of 30 points!

“This is amazing. It’s so exciting,” she told Tom. “It’s great to see all the courage and joy and exuberance by all the judges.” Palin was already “besties” with DWTS Mark Ballas who spent the weekend in Alaska with Bristol, shooting a behind-the-scenes segment for the show.

When ABC was questioned about the crowd’s reaction, a rep for the show simply said: “They were just expressing their feelings about a really, really good dance. It’s not at all unusual.”

Do YOU think Sarah Palin should have been booed last night?

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— Chloe Melas