By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the fact that Miranda Lambert doesn’t like selfies at her concerts.
She’s been making tons of headlines after stopping her concert in Las Vegas over the weekend to call out a group of concertgoers who she claimed were more “worried about their selfie” and not paying attention to the show.
Plenty of videos of the now-viral moment have surfaced, with some saying that the group was taking pictures with their flash on for several minutes before Miranda eventually had enough and put an end to it, adding that it was distracting for everyone around them during a very intimate portion of the show.
Miranda cut off her performance of “Tin Man” to address the girls, with the crowd around them seemingly in support of her doing so:
“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.
I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”
Of course, the moment has divided the internet, with some praising Miranda for putting an end to the distraction for everybody around the group especially during this particular song, and others saying that they paid big money for their VIP seats and should be able to get a photo if they want to.
Well, you can see from the pictures that they weren’t actually selfies, because they clearly had somebody else taking the picture of the group for them, with the flash, and in one of the photos you can’t even see Miranda behind the group of six girls.
One of the women in the group was an alleged “influencer” (I guess we’re using that term pretty loosely these days) named Adela, who shared the now-infamous picture on Instagram and explained in the comments that two of her friends walked out after being singled out by the country star for taking the photos.
And now, Adela is reflecting on the experience, sharing an in-depth explanation of her perspective on TikTok and saying that there were “thousands of people” in the theater doing the exact same thing as she and her friends:
“I only have one question about the whole incident that took place when me and my friends were at the Miranda Lambert concert this past Saturday night. Just one question. But first, one, understand there were about seven 7,000 in the theater at Planet Hollywood.
Then, at every given second of the concert, there were thousands of people all over the theater taking pictures, videos, selfies, selfie videos.
There were thousands of people standing, clapping, cheering and dancing. And the longer the concert went on, the energy was getting so amazing, everybody was having a great time, taking thousands of pictures and videos.
At the moment, me and my friends stood up to take our group picture, in that 30 seconds, everyone around us, there were again thousands of people standing taking their own pictures and their own selfies, their own videos, their own selfie videos.”
Adela explained that she has one question for the country star, wanting to know why Miranda singled out her group of friends in particular when so many other people were doing similar things in taking photos and videos.
She went on to kind of answer her own question, saying she figured Miranda was probably annoyed with everyone taking photos and videos the entire time, and it was easiest to make an example out of them since they were closest to her and potentially causing a bigger distraction with such a large group:
The question is, and this is the one question I have: Why did Miranda Lambert decide to single me and my friends out and call us out and tell us to sit down?
I don’t know why, maybe I’m guessing she was annoyed by the thousands of people, including me and my friends, taking pictures and videos of ourselves and of her doing the concert, and it was easiest for her to just point at me and my friends because we were right there in the center.
And she knew, if I make an example out of these ladies, everybody’s gonna stop dancing, they’re gonna sit down, stop taking pictures and videos and just listen to me sing.
Is that the answer?I don’t know, I would like to know your opinion.”
From what I can tell, Miranda was mostly annoyed with how long it went on and the fact that they were using flash while she was singing a very powerful, stripped-back ballad during an intimate moment in her set… a moment that others were trying to enjoy.
Was it the best way to handle it? I’m not sure, because I don’t know what Miranda’s perspective was, but I do think it’s safe to say she certainly got her point across and then some.
Miranda has yet to issue any sort of statement on the incident, and while I’d be shocked if she every formally addresses it, I would be extremely curious to hear her perspective and reasoning behind it.