Miranda Lambert appears to respond to backlash after calling out fans for taking selfies

It appears that Miranda Lambert has addressed the recent selfie incident.

Over the past few weeks, country music fans have witnessed a flurry of events, including Jason Aldean's song 'Try That In A Small Town' and Miranda Lambert's public call-out of her fans for taking selfies during her concert.

For those who may have missed it, viral footage surfaced on social media after the 39-year-old singer's show at the Bakkt Theater in Las Vegas on July 15, leaving many individuals dissatisfied.
The 'Bluebird' songstress was seen performing a bit of her 2016 single 'Tin Man,' before instructing her band to pause the music before she shamed a group of concertgoers posing for a photo in the VIP section.

Watch the moment below:

"I'm going to stop right here for a second," Lambert said after the music stopped. "These girls are worried about their selfies and not listening to the song. It's p**sing 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," she said. After the interruption, fans gave the singer wild applause and she then restarted the song from the top.

Her public call-out sparked criticism from fans on social media, including one of the women who were part of the selfie group trying to capture the moment on camera.

Adela Calin, who is an online influencer, told NBC News that she was "appalled" by how the country musician reprimanded her group at the show.

"It felt like I was back at school with the teacher scolding me for doing something wrong and telling me to sit down back in my place," the 43-year-old said. "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 also spoke with Good Morning America, and expressed that the concert "was not the same," after the moment, explaining: "I thought, I feel like I'm being back in school and me and my friends did something that annoyed the teacher and she scolded us so she told us to sit down.

"Everybody was having such a great time. We would stand up at times and dance. It was great energy. But after that happened it was just, um, it was not the same," she added.

While the 'Somethin Bad' singer has not spoken publicly about the incident, she did address a fan that had a T-shirt that read: "Shoot tequila, not selfies," at her concert on July 22.

"Her shirt says, 'Shoot tequila, not selfies,'" the country star said, exclaiming: "She did it, I didn't!" Lambert then told the fan that they are "bada**" and accepted a mini tequila bottle from them, before raising a toast and taking a shot onstage. She then handed it to her guitarist, Ethan Ballinger.

Like online users, a few musicians have offered their two cents on Lambert's selfie controversy. On Audacy's Mercedes in the Morning, rapper LL Cool J told her to "get over it" and said to let "fans do what they wanna do".

Meanwhile, Vanilla Ice poked fun at the 'Drunk' singer by inviting fans to join him onstage while performing 'Ice Ice Baby' during the 'I Love the '90s' show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He called out the singer directly and told his fans: "You can take all the selfies you want - this ain’t no Miranda Lambert concert."

Later in the set he covered '24K Magic', entering the crowd to interact with fans. He encouraged them to take even more photos, telling a fan to flip her phone around by saying: "Turn it around like Miranda hates."

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