Whoopi Goldberg made quite the scene on a recent episode of ‘The View’ when she jokingly walked off the stage in response to the controversy surrounding singer Miranda Lambert.
Lambert had stopped one of her concerts to scold fans for taking selfies during the show, which sparked a heated debate among the co-hosts. Videos of Goldberg’s walk-off went viral, leaving critics hopeful for some interesting discussion on the topic.
The debate centered around whether or not it was appropriate for Lambert to publicly call out fans who were simply trying to capture memories of the concert experience.
After all, concert tickets can be quite expensive, and it’s not uncommon for people to take photos to share on social media or keep as mementos.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, one of the co-hosts, tried to appeal to both sides of the argument. She pointed out that Lambert shouldn’t embarrass her fans by scolding them, especially if they were just innocently taking selfies and not causing any trouble.
Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, suggesting that it was rude for fans to be taking selfies during the performance. She believed that concertgoers should show at least a little respect for the artist and acknowledge that they could see her just as much as she could see them.
Sara Haines, another co-host, argued that the fans who were scolded by Lambert were sitting close to the stage, but questioned whether it was necessary for Lambert to stop the show and make a scene. Sunny Hostin weighed in, implying that Lambert was in the wrong for her actions.
According to a report by Page Six, Hostin mentioned the high price of VIP tickets at the venue where the incident occurred. She argued, “The expensive tickets in the VIP section that they were in are $757.
I’m gonna take as many selfies as I want if I paid $757, I’m sorry, just me.” While this may seem like a sizable amount of money, it’s understandable that fans would want to capture a few photos to remember such an expensive concert experience. However, there is a balance to be struck between taking photos and actually enjoying the show in the moment.
Goldberg and Hostin’s differing views led to a heated exchange, with Goldberg implying that those who couldn’t stop taking photos of themselves should just “stay home.”
Hostin attempted to defend her position, but Goldberg ultimately proved her point by leaving the stage and taking a selfie with someone in the live audience. The reaction to Goldberg’s walk-off remains a topic of debate.
In the age of social media and smartphones, the controversy surrounding Miranda Lambert’s concert scolding raises important questions about etiquette at live events.
While it’s understandable that fans want to capture special moments, it’s also essential to be considerate of the performers and other audience members. Finding a balance between documenting the experience and fully immersing oneself in the show is key.
Whether you side with Lambert or the selfie-takers, it’s clear that this issue struck a chord with fans and critics alike. The resulting debate on ‘The View’ highlighted the passionate opinions surrounding the topic.
While Goldberg’s walk-off may have been a joke, it certainly sparked a serious conversation, and the internet couldn’t get enough of it.