Miranda Lambert is making headlines after she called out some fans during her concert in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The incident took place Saturday (July 15) while Miranda Lambert was performing at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Lambert had just started singing her 2016 hit “Tin Man” when she stopped her band and turned to some ladies in the crowd.
“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’s initial reaction was to cheer as Miranda told the ladies to sit down and stop taking selfies. But, as news of the incident spread, fans appear to have turned their support toward the group targeted by Miranda.
In a post made to Instagram on Monday, one of the ladies called out by the singer spoke out for the first time.
“These are the 2 pictures we were talking when Miranda Lambert stopped her concert and told us to sit down and not take selfies,” the Instagram user named Adela Calin captioned the photos.
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Comments made on the post show overwhelming support for the ladies. When one commenter wrote “Please tell me you walked out,” Adela responded that two of the group members did walk out. Others in attendance stated that they saw others walk out as well, clearly dismayed by Miranda’s reaction.
“She should be giving you ladies a refund for her little stunt. I mean how dare people who spend a small fortune to attended a concert, take pictures at said concert!” one fan wrote.
Another shared that she witnessed the encounter. “I was sitting right behind the pit and saw how she treated you ladies. I also saw your faces after the fact. I cannot believe how she acted. I’m absolutely disgusted to be honest. Sorry you experienced that side of celebrity.”
Adela Calin spoke to NBC News about the moment, saying she was “appalled.”
“It was 30 seconds at most,” Calin, a social media influencer from Las Vegas, told NBC 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.”
Calin and her friends were seated close to the stage and had attempted to get a group photo before Miranda took the stage. “But the lighting wasn’t great” and they asked a woman seated behind them to take the photo.
“We just couldn’t get one good picture,” Calin said. “We were so excited because I think we had the best seats in the house in the whole theater.”
See the moment Miranda Lambert called out the fans for taking photos during her song in the video below.