Now, this might be weird, but I love the sound of someone being booed. It reminds me of music, coming straight from Yo-Yo Ma’s cello to my ears.

I want to say this might have something to do with the fact that I was a professional wrestling fan growing up, as you were encouraged to heckle the more nefarious characters–or heels, in wrestling terms–that appear in-ring. Like, no matter where Kurt Angle was on the good-bad spectrum, that dude could never make an appearance without people chanting “You Suck” to the beat of his entrance music. John Cena, arguably the most popular figure within WWE for the past 15 or so years, damn near got booed out of New York during ECW One Night Stand in 2006 because ECW fans thought he was a herb.


Booing is very simply the most effective way to let someone know that you don’t like them, you don’t like what they stand for and you want them to leave NOW.

According to the Journal-Sentinel, Johnson said this about getting booed:

“This is unusual for Wisconsin. Most people in Wisconsin say, ‘You are in our prayers; we are praying for you.’ ... But you got some people here that are just sort of nasty at some points.”

He said the situation was “not how you heal the nation.”

In his tweet, Johnson said that the Juneteenth celebrations he attended reminded him of “what unites us.” Those people were definitely united, but I’m going to assume that it wasn’t in the way that Johnson was expecting or wanted.