It has been an awkward week, well at least for Kendall Jenner who was incessantly booed at the Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Ravens NFL game on November 26. She was shown on the Jumbotron screen twice and was booed for both occasions.
She was with her sister Kylie Jenner, and some other celebrities and friends.
Booing is nothing new.
Fans boo their team’s opponent for psychological reasons, ruining their game in the process. Of course, it’s different when the fans of both teams are booing other fans, especially the celebrity spectators.
Here are other celebrities who were booed at an NFL game.
#1 Ryan Seacrest
Seacrest was booed while kicking off the NFL season in Denver in 2013.
He was an NBC staple then, with his deal with E! and Million Second Quiz, a game show. Choosing him to introduce the season opener is a no-brainer. The fans, however, are not so thrilled.
He was met with resounding boos from the crowd which Seacrest just ignored and continued doing his spiels.
Fans are so used to seeing John Madden doing the openers, no Seacrest.
#2 Kawhi Leonard
Leonard was booed during a Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in Los Angeles in September 2019.
The Jumbotron put him on display, and the fans did not like what they saw. Leonard was booed because LA is perceived as the “Lakers town.”
It was not the first time Leonard was welcomed rudely by the fans, though. He also received a slew of booing from San Antonio Spurs fans when the Toronto Raptors played against the team in January.
If anything, it signalled the looming Lakers-Clippers rivalry in the NBA.
#3 Barack Obama
Obama’s pre-recorded speech was shown on the Jumbotron when the crowd started booing.
It happened in 2016 when the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks coincided with NFL’s first game. A pre-games ceremony was held to commemorate the events. Field-sized flags were laid out as well as a non-partisan video showing President George W. Bush and Pres. Obama.
Boos were already heard when Bush appeared on the screen, but it intensified when it was Obama’s turn.
Commenters blatantly expressed disgust and frustration over what was otherwise a patriotic reflection.
#4 Santa Claus
Yes, it happened in 1968.
The Philadelphia Eagles fans were having a hard decade with their team showing lacklustre performance with 2-12 record. Its long history included a 3-10 season in 1962 and 2-10 season in 1963.
The Eagles fans pelted and snowballed Frank Olivo, a 19-year-old disguised in Santa Claus. He was picked up from the stands, fortunately (or unfortunately) dressed as Santa Claus.
A real Santa Claus was set to appear during the halftime show but was reported stuck in snow on the way to the stadium. The fans were expecting to see the real Claus to lift their moods somehow, not a skinny boy carrying an equipment bag.
An already pissed Eagles fans who were growing more impatient with their team took their frustration to Olivo. The booing, pelting and snowballing then happened.