A passionate exchange unfolded on ABC’s “The View” when Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set during a discussion about country music star Miranda Lambert’s reaction to fans taking selfies during her concert.
Lambert paused her performance to express frustration at fans capturing selfies. Co-host Sunny Hostin argued that ticket-paying attendees, who spent $757, had the right to take pictures. Goldberg, however, supported Lambert’s position, emphasizing that fans should focus on the performance.
Tensions escalated, prompting Goldberg to leave, suggesting those unwilling to engage fully should stay home. Hostin defended concert selfies as memory preservation, but Goldberg maintained her stance.
The incident mirrored Lambert’s concert video, where she criticized selfie-taking attendees. Some felt scolded, while others appreciated her stance. One scolded fan, Adela Calin, felt treated like a student and questioned Lambert’s reaction.
Backlash continued on social media, impacting Lambert’s animal advocacy posts. This incident showcased divergent opinions on preserving the concert experience versus respecting performers and fellow attendees. It underscores ongoing conversations about celebrity culture, fan behavior, and individual expectations.