Miranda Lambert is under fire after a video posted to TikTok shows her berating some audience members for taking a selfie during her concert. But, a newly-released clip paints a different picture and fans are coming to Miranda’s defense.
Miranda Lambert was performing at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Saturday (July 15) when she noticed some women in the crowd posing for photos. Lambert had just started singing her 2016 hit “Tin Man” when she stopped her band and turned her attention to the group of ladies sitting near the stage in VIP.
“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry. These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit,” Miranda said. “I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country d*** music.”
The crowd can be heard cheering as Miranda told the ladies to sit down and stop taking selfies.
Miranda Lambert stops show to call out two fans taking a selfie:
“These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song, it’s pissing me off a little bit. Sorry, I don’t like it at all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country… pic.twitter.com/sERBzalpBI
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 17, 2023
But, as news of the incident spread, fans quickly turned their support toward the group Miranda called out. Some fans were so upset by the video that they were threatening to cancel the singer for bad behavior.
ONE OF THE WOMEN CALLED OUT BY MIRANDA SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE INCIDENT
Adela Calin, a social media influencer from Las Vegas, shared the photos she and five of her friends took moments before being called out by Miranda.
Calin also spoke to NBC News, and has since scheduled other media interviews, saying that she was appalled by Miranda’s actions.
“It was 30 seconds at most,” Calin said in a phone interview. “We took the picture quickly and were going to sit back down.”
She added that she felt like she was being scolded by a teacher for doing something wrong.
“I feel like she was determined to make us look like we were young, immature and vain. But we were just grown women in our 30s to 60s trying to take a picture.”
NEW VIDEO CLIPS EMERGE
A series of new video clips from other fans in attendance show the moments leading up to Miranda Lambert’s so-called meltdown, and it is changing how people were feeling about the situation.
The first video, posted by a concert-goer seated behind the women taking photos, shows two of the women posing for a pic with their back turned to Miranda as she starts to sing “Tin Man.” Then more ladies joined and more photos are taken with a flash. It’s appears that the ladies were blocking the view for other attendees and that the flash was distracting from the ballad.
The video poster wrote that the crowd was happy when Miranda addressed the issue from the stage.
— Kendal ♡ (@kpete12fan) July 18, 2023
A second video shows the incident from further back in the theater and it is apparent that the selfie incident was more of a distraction than what it first seemed.
Different view of the Miranda Lambert show-stopping moment at her show at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood on Saturday. Six women, taking multiple selfies, with flash, VIP section, backs to the stage. I get her frustration. This is ridiculous. #RJNow @reviewjournal pic.twitter.com/vZcMDIsH9p
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) July 18, 2023
THE LADIES PRAISED MIRANDA ONLINE BEFORE THE INCIDENT WENT VIRAL
Fans have also pointed out that the women berated by Miranda praised the singer in social media posts after the concert.
The women were seemingly unfazed after being called out as at least two of them shared video and photos from the concert on social media. The posts made it clear that the ladies had a great time at the show and made no mention of what has now become a viral moment.
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The release of the new videos and discovered social media posts has caused some fans to change their tune and back down from being so hard on Miranda.
Does the new point of view change your opinion of the situation?