Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NASCAR fans boo First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at Ford 400, a silence response would have been a better choice.

Last Sunday before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale, the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, that saw Tony Stewart capture his 3rd Cup Series title by winning the race, made headlines before even the drop of the green flag. You see, (President Barack Obama’s wife) the first lady Michelle Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden were in attendance to be the grand marshals of the race and when they were introduced and gave the command “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines”, they were booed by several NASCAR fans in the crowd.

You could hear the booing on the live ESPN telecast and it was disrespectful. The fact is, you just don’t boo the first lady, nor do you boo women in general. However, if you want to voice your displeasure of someone or in this case, you didn’t like the First Lady being at a NASCAR race and that would include me, then try being silent. I truly believe that a silence is a bigger response makes a statement than booing someone, besides you’re not being disrespectful and rude if your silent.

Oh yeah to the mainstream media, NASCAR is a national sport that has millions of fans, try reporting on, on a weekly basis in positive way for a change.