Miranda Lambert, the celebrated country singer-songwriter, recently paused her Las Vegas Residency performance at Planet Hollywood to scold her fans for taking pictures.
During her rendition of the popular single “Tin Man,” Lambert noticed some concertgoers prioritizing selfies over the live music experience. The visibly upset singer confronted the situation, saying, “These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the songs is pissing me off a little bit. I don’t like it, at all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m here singing some country dang music.”
Social media influencer Adela Calin was one of the fans who received Lambert’s ire. Calin said she was “appalled” by the singer’s on-stage behavior. “I feel like she was determined to make us look like we were young, immature and vain,” Calin said, defending her group as “grown women in our 30s to 60s trying to take a picture.”
After directing fans to sit down and refocus, Lambert resumed the show.
The incident ignited a controversy with mixed responses, some cheering Lambert on while others criticized the singer for embarrassing paying fans.
A spokesperson for Lambert chose not to comment further on the matter.