Justin Bieber went to see the New York Knicks play last night, and got booed by the crowd at Madison Square Garden after his face graced the overhead scoreboard. You can hear the reaction in the video below. The TV commentators praise New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who was sitting next to Bieber, for making conversation to soothe the 16-year-old’s momentarily bruised ego. Of course, the young girl bawling feet from them, overwhelmed by merely being that close to Bieber, may also have helped.
Now I know the pleasure of a random “boo” fest in the Garden. I think it was the first year the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) came to town, and clown Flint Rasmussen rode around the dirt in a mini tank during a break in action and fired T-shirts into the crowd. When he accidentally hit a Stanley Cup banner, it was not pretty. But that, to me, is different. The crowd was booing an action, not a kid’s existence. This clip made me feel for Bieber. And I hate that. Are we ready for a backlash against the backlash?
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