Joe Jonas Booed at Brooklyn Concert?

Truth rating: 1

By Michael Lewittes


Joe Jonas is booed, has balls pelted at his face, during ‘See No More’ performance in Williamsburg,” reads the headline of a piece in the New York Daily News.

According to the newspaper, “The middle Jonas brother got a rough reception in Brooklyn’s hipster capital on Wednesday night when audience members at the Paper magazine party pelted him with mini-basketballs and greeted his performance with a mixture of derision and stony silence.” The tab goes on to say that Jonas’ performance of songs from his first solo album, “Fast Life,” at the House of Vans, was “a nightmare.”

“The booing and jeering began as soon as the Disney TV star and his four backup singers took to the stage,” writes the News. “Audience members were even targeting Jonas with green Nerf-style mini-basketballs that Corona beer, one of the night’s sponsors, had handed out to partygoers,” says the newspaper. In fact, the News says it witnessed two guys “peg Jonas in the face with their balls.”

Jonas, claims the paper, was “deflated by the time he and the backup singers wrapped up” his set with a performance of “See No More,” the tune he co-wrote with Chris Brown. But is that really an accurate portrayal of the evening? Reviews of the show did not mention any booing.

Paper magazine’s Executive Editor, Alexis Swerdloff, tells GossipCop, “As someone who was standing in the middle of the crowd during the entire performance, I can say that yes, there were a few balls thrown onto the stage — but they were promotional balls that were being thrown around all night — and that Joe was hardly met with stony silence!”

Contrary to the account of Jonas being met with “derision,” Swerdloff says, “Rabid fans lined up around the block hours before the performance and were screaming throughout.” Wait, is that the sound of Jonas fans booing the New York Daily News?

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