videospread this week. It shows the singer calling out to fans who were taking selfies as she sings, polarizing viewers. An influencer named Adela Kalen says she was one of the women Lambert spoke to — and she was embarrassed and red-faced.
Video filmed at Lambert’s show Saturday at Back Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas shows the singer pausing amid her song “Tin Man,” telling the audience it was because of the selfie-takers.
“These girls are so worried about their selfies that they don’t listen to the song,” Lambert says in the video. “It bothers me a bit.” The crowd cheered, and Lambert started the song again. The video, which was taken by another audience member, has garnered 2.4 million views on TikTok since it was posted on Monday.
Callen, a Las Vegas-based influencer with more than 19,000 followers on Instagram, Post several photos from the concert. In one of the comments, she claims to be the person Lambert was talking to.
Kalen told CBS News that her friends didn’t specifically choose the song for their photo shoot, but rather took that moment for a well-lit group photo with Lambert in the background. She said someone in the audience took the photo of them and it took a few seconds. She said the moment immediately after that — when Lambert called her — passed quickly.
“When she first started speaking and I realized Miranda Lambert was talking to me and my five other friends, I was already in the process of sitting down anyway, but as I finally sat down, I know I blushed in the face. I was so embarrassed.” “I was thinking, ‘This is like going back to school, and my friends and I did something that upset the teacher, and now she’s telling us to sit down.'” “
She said that four of her friends decided to leave the party. “Me and another friend,” she said, “we were so determined to enjoy our night.” “I was like, ‘It’s Saturday night, I just want to have a good time.'” I don’t care if the actor is having a bad night, I’m going to enjoy it. “
Kalen said there were thousands of people who took pictures too, and you guessed it, Lambert was making an example of them after getting annoyed with all the picture-taking.
She said while many people cheered when Lambert called them out, others booed and even walked out of the show. Over the past few days, Kalen has received a barrage of messages online about the viral video.
“I would say that 99.99% of the messages I receive are sympathetic to what happened to me and my friends,” she said, adding that fellow attendees sent her videos and photos they took that night to show their solidarity.
In the past, Bruno Mars has asked fans not to take out phones at his shows, including the 2022 concert in Las Vegas, According to the LA Times. “I suspect [Lambert] She needs to decide if she’s okay with her fans taking pictures and videos and if she’s not okay, she just needs to have a policy like Bruno Mars,” Kalin said.
CBS News has reached out to a representative for Miranda Lambert and is awaiting a response.
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