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Danny Glover Booed At Utah State Graduation!

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It's unfortunate that people had to make this about him, and not the young people's graduation.

Actor Danny Glover, who has caused a bit of controversy as of late for his friendship with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, his opinions on climate change and activism in protests for the working class, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Utah State University graduation ceremony. This apparently didn't go over too well with some people, who chose to attend the event for the sole purpose of booing the actor!


The biggest source of disruption allegeding came when Glover failed to put his hand over his heart during the color guard's flag ceremony, which led to boos from the audience!

Glover later explained:

"I was listening to the national anthem and paying attention. I probably wasn't the only one in there who didn't put a hand over their heart. People have problems sometimes with what I believe and who I talk to. I try to respect people, honor them."

Luckily, the haters were for the most part drowned out by the cheers from families of graduating students and Glover supporters.

We're glad that he chose to keep the focus on his job as keynote speaker and not be affected by the dramz! We may not always agree with him, but we applaud his attitude!


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49 comments to “Danny Glover Booed At Utah State Graduation!”

  1. 1

    Yes, I have thoughts.
    The graduation is for ALL the students.
    How would you like having a commencement with Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin?
    Yeah thought so. Having a Commie at a graduation is like throwing sand in your face at the beach by the town bully.

  2. 2

    He's too old for this shit…

  3. 3

    He's disgraceful. If he doesn't like America, then get the hell out. Go be friends with your buddy Chavez and Sean Penn and smoke some Cuban Cigars - in Venezuela. Douchebag!

  4. 4

    who cares about where he does or doesn't put his hand during the national anthem. people get riled up about the silliest of things, while turning a blind eye on what's really important. blind patriotism at it's best.

  5. 5

    Really whoever post this shit are you not an American… "It's unfortunate" "the haters", Chavez is a dictator plain and simple, the fact that you or Glover has respect for the guy is beyond insane. You might as well say oh Kim Jong Il is an okay guy, or bin laden he's just misunderstood… Why is Mertaw giving a speech at a college graduation with his radical views anyway.

  6. 6

    perez hates america.

  7. 7

    that Pledge is just bullshit. as a student during the late 60's, I NEVER saluted the flag. - it was my own form of political protest. calling someone a Commie for not doing it is more un-American than standing up for your right to not salute a dumb piece of symbolic cloth.

  8. 8

    Please. We all know what a bunch of right wing extremists populate Utah. It's full of KKK and Nazis.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    What do you expect from that right wing, MORMAN, state?????

  11. 11

    If he were honest, he would admit that he simply didn't want to put his hand over his heart and/or have any photo op of such.

    He is, after all, media savvy. And he was the keynote speaker. So he knew of should have known that everything he did or didn't do would be scrutinized and photographed.

    So I don't QUIIIIITE buy his excuse.

    And there is the fact that he is friends with Chavez, an outrageously outspoken "enemy", er, "critic" of the USA.

    I don't much care what Glover or anyone else does politically. It is a free country. But I don't know if I buy his spin that he was listening too intently to hold his hand on his heart. I mean, the man can walk and chew at the same time, can't he?

  12. 12

    THOUGHTS?! SEND THAT MOTHER F*CKING TRAITOR back to his homeland, Africa where life is, oh, so much better! F*CKING IDIOT.

    PRAISES to the FRESHMAN students who haven't been SPOILED BY THE FAR LEFT WING LUNATIC professors yet!!!!!!!!!

  13. 13

    YOU, TOO, PEREZ! I SAY, LET'S ROUND UP ALL THE FREEDOM HATERS and ship em to communist countries!

  14. 14

    Maybe they were booing him for that awful Death at a Funeral movie he was just in?

  15. 15

    Re: Not my gumdrop buttons! – THAT'S RIGHT. SEND HIM THE F OFF IN A RAFT TO CUBA!

  16. 16

    *GOD* BLESS AMERICA! THE GREATEST –FREE– COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! Well, at it WAS (free) until the Muslim and his cronies took office.

  17. 17


  18. 18

    Re: spy girl – LMFAOOOOOO

  19. 19


    won't ever see another movie of his again. he can go suck off hugo chavez and put it up sean penn's ass.

    danny glover made his keynote speech about his bass ackwards politics, not students and families of students who booed him. fuck that asshole for not RESPECTING the fact that the armed forces of this country stand ready every waking second of the day for him to fucking decide to disrespect them when everyone in the room is watching!


  20. 20

    (There are many more on the list. This is just the first ten.)

    1. Clean out the radicals in our schools and universities that teach our children. Fix that tenure thing that keeps these Commies there forever. Your time is over, professors. Alumni must stop giving money till we have a handle on this mess. This could take 50 years to accomplish.

    2. The Board of Education. Bye bye!!!

    3. Affirmative Action. Adios. Los Moochers!
    It doesn't work. It created Hussein and Michelle.

    4. Picture I.D. needed to vote. Period.
    We need to reach for a higher standard than Cuba.

    5. Shut down churches, or take away their tax exempt status, for those that preach hate. Same for Muslim mosques.

    6. Unleash all these damn regulations that chain our industries and take our jobs. Drill everywhere. Nuke Obamacare.

    7. Flat Tax is needed immediately.
    Everyone needs skin in the game for America to survive.

    8. Abolish estate taxes.

    9. Secure the border.

    10. Open Obama's records. We deserve to know more about this fraud. Expose the media for how they kept all this hidden.

  21. 21

    Ugh. Who cares? Danny Glover is an idiot.

  22. 22

    He's your typical liberal. His god is climate change. He idolizes a communist leader. And he's ugly, fat and mad at the world.

  23. 23

    i don't understand about danny glover getting booed. can someone please explain to me what exactly he did wrong? i've tried looking it up and i guess i'm not really into politics too much. i don't even know hugo chavez. is he a bad person? what are his opinions on climate change?

  24. 24

    "It's unfortunate that people had to make this about him, and not the young people's graduation."

    That's a stupid thing to say. Those chosen to give commencement addresses are chosen based on their lives and accomplishments– of course it was going, to some extent, be about Glover ancd who he has chosen to be. It's why he was chosen to give the address, I would assume. The fault is the university committee that chose him– a demonstration of the wide gap between the far Left professoriate and their more moderate students.

  25. 25

    Re: flora_tink – LMAO WHAT ARE HIS OPINIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE??? hes a venezuelan DICTATOR. and a lunatic. danny glover refused to put his hand over his heart during a commencement ceremony and offended a lot of people. he did he because he wanted to make a political statement, instead of keeping the focus on the students. hes an egocentric fool.

  26. 26

    The heart is a sac that pumps blood. Putting your hand there when a particular series of notes are being played is inane.

    heck, playing the flinking song is inane in and of itself. What does it have to do with academic matriculation?

    I don't know a thing about Danny Glover's political beliefs and I don't care. Someone invited him to speak so someone must have wanted him there.

    A correspondent who says "if you don't like it, move away" about America, is making no sense. Does that person like EVERYthing about America? Evidently not, given his/her fury…..

  27. 27

    Danny Glover is a Nazi. He wants to see people, especially the poor, have all power taken from them and more by dictators. There is NO WAY you are writing this crap Perez! Only a moron would support Danny Glover.

  28. 28

    U couldn't pay me to go to that horrid , ugly, hateful state. The homophobic Mormons are welcome to that little piece of hell called Utah!

  29. 29

    Let's face it, if the country were Survivor Utah would have voted off the island decades ago.

  30. 30

    first its a free country so leave the dude alone, its not like he is hurting anybody.
    second he did kind of turn into a weirdo over the years yeesh :P

  31. 31

    He is a NOTHING! Quit trying to make him relevant! Nobody would miss him if he took his sorry ass to some communist country, he can go curl up with Mr. Chavez, if Sean Penn would move over! Oh, Danny Glover can pay up his back taxes too, before he exits America!! And don't let the door hit him in his candy ass on the way out!

  32. 32

    Why is everyone trashing Utah? They have the same right as you guys to live their lives. What makes the way you live any more correct than the way they live theirs? Aren't you liberals supposed to be TOLERANT? Or only tolerant amongst yourself? Or only intolerant when someone is saying something you don't agree with? Is it valid to ATTACK an entire state???

  33. 33

    Re: cripbabe111 – So 40+ years later, you're still an ass. The dumb piece of symbolic cloth you speak of is the symbol of people who have fought to give you the right to say what you want. 40+ years later and you still don't get it. Your views weren't cool then, and they most certainly aren't cool now.

  34. 34

    Utah is a hell hole, full of mentally defective Mormons. Who cares what they think (if they're capable of critical thought - which I doubt).

  35. 35

    it's utterly lame for the haters to try and ruin a graduation ceremony, which is about the STUDENTS, to pick that as the time to express their opinions about a silly hollywood actors' political views.

    seriously, there's a time and place ppl and booing at a graduation ceremony is tacky and tasteless. nice going Utah.

  36. MP says – reply to this


    I don't know why anyone would hire him to be a keynote speaker in the first place.

  37. 37

    why is it that unless someone is hanging from rafters screaming "go USA" everytime a god damned piece of red white and blue fabric gets waved around people get upset…some people have other ways of showing their patriotism without idolatry. Just because the man didn't put his hand over his heart doesn't make him a communist.

  38. 38

    Re: A Voice of Sanity – maybe we should ship people like YOU out of this country since YOU are the growing minority.

  39. 39

    i would have loved having him at my graduation. speak your mind danny!

  40. 40

    isnt this the same moron who was hugging chavez…yea hows that country doing….going south like greece…

  41. 41

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley
    Yeahhh, Danny, repeat with us: "I AM TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT!"

  42. 42

    Re: ChadSmith2002 – TRAITOR (and probably black). [rolling eyes]

  43. 43

    Re: ChadSmith2002 – PS: DANNY, IS THAT YOU???

  44. 44

    The same thing happened at Notre Dame's commencement last year. Obama was the commencement speaker and there was a ridiculous group of anti-abortion activists ruining the special day for everyone…they were holding up gruesome pictures and they were there for a week. It's truly not fair to the kids. You are most certainly entitled to your own opinion, but before doing anything radical, think about how it's really not about you, it's about celebrating the student's accomplishments.

  45. 45

    Re: Brains of the Operation – Wow, okay… let's just be ignorant and make ridiculous generalizations about an entire state of people. Just admit you have no idea what you're talking about and that YOU'RE the mentally defective one in this scenario.

  46. 46

    Re: kriskriskris
    why did he refuse to put his hand over his heart? did he say why?

  47. 47

    I was at the graduation, and honestly, his talk was pretty terrible. But the booing from the audience, which truthfully was only about 5 to 10 people, were silenced and their signs taken away by security. I really wish they wouldn't have brought up political issues in a place where it wasn't appropriate. The day was supposed to be about the celebration of the the students' accomplishments.

  48. 48

    Danny Glover punched my grandma

  49. 49

    This was my graduation and though I was disappointed with his speech, I was pissed off at the protesters who felt that disagreeing with Glover was more important than the graduation taking place. Who gives a crap if you don't agree with what he says or does, that day wasn't about him! Have some respect for the students receiving their degrees.