You’ve probably heard how Miranda Lambert scolded fans for taking selfies during a solemn moment at her show in Las Vegas last Saturday.
Well, the woman has come forward, and she’s NOT apologizing. Instead, she says she was “appalled” at being called out . . . and that they just wanted to have a good picture, because they “had the best seats in the house.”
The woman’s name is Adela Calin, and she’s a 43-year-old social media influencer with more than 18,000 followers on Instagram. She promotes a ton of luxury products, including handbags, shoes, makeup, and perfume.
She says, quote, “It was 30 seconds at most. We took the picture quickly and were going to sit back down . . . it felt like I was back at school with the teacher scolding me for doing something wrong.”
She says that she didn’t like how Miranda made it seem like she and her friends were “young, immature, and vain.”
And adds that they TRIED to get a good picture before the show . . . but the “lighting wasn’t great.” (Which seems a little vain.)
Miranda hasn’t commented.
On one hand, these ladies were right next to the stage, so they shelled out MAJOR MONEY to see that show. So maybe they’re entitled to a few pictures . . . even if they could’ve picked a more appropriate time.
But if you look at Adela’s social media, it’s packed with selfies, photos, AND videos from the show . . . so you could argue that they were more concerned with SHOWING OFF than actually BEING there, in the moment.
In any event, fans being engrossed in their phones at concerts is nothing new . . . so as a performer, you’re just going to have to deal with it.
By the way, this insanity was debated on “The View” yesterday . . . and at one point, Whoopi Goldberg playfully walked out . . . so that she could take a selfie with a 91-year-old fan in the crowd. (Here’s video. The selfie bit is at 2:30.)