Whoopi Goldberg Defends Miranda Lambert on The View – Selfies or Performance, What’s More Important?

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Miranda Lambert on The View - Selfies or Performance, What's More Important?

TV host Whoopi Goldberg’s strong stance in favor of Miranda Lambert’s recent concert controversy sparks conversation. Learn more about the heated debate that’s captured the attention of fans and critics alike.

On a recent episode of ABC’s popular talk show, “The View”, Whoopi Goldberg made waves when she took a decisive stand in defense of country star Miranda Lambert. The conversation centered on a controversy surrounding Lambert, whose request for fans to stop taking selfies during her performance had led to significant backlash. Whoopi’s strong opinion on the matter led her to make a dramatic exit from the show, making headlines around the world.

The Incident That Sparked The Conversation

Miranda Lambert’s concert took a dramatic turn when the singer asked concertgoers to stop taking selfies during her performance of the hit song “Tin Man”. Fans, who had paid top dollar for their seats, defended their actions, claiming they were merely capturing a fleeting moment. This incident set the stage for a heated debate on “The View” as reported by Us Magazine.

Sunny Hostin, a co-host on “The View”, sided with the disgruntled fans. Hostin asserted that after paying a steep $757 for concert tickets, fans were entitled to take as many selfies as they desired. Whoopi Goldberg, however, staunchly disagreed, stating, “You know what? Stay home. If you’re going to spend $750 to come to my concert, then give me the respect of watching me while I do my thing, or don’t come.”

Whoopi Goldberg’s Dramatic Exit

As the debate intensified, Whoopi Goldberg chose to make her point in a most unusual way. Announcing her exit from the moderator’s area, she told her co-hosts, “I’m leaving y’all! I want to take a picture with this marvelous woman, who is 91. So, we’re going to do a selfie. Just me and you. Will you push that button? We’ll be right back.” Her unexpected departure served to illustrate her perspective on the matter, while also creating a memorable moment for the elderly woman she took a selfie with.

This is not the first time Miranda Lambert has been at odds with fans during her performances. There’s a noted history of incidents where the singer has been perceived as limiting fan enjoyment. This includes an episode where she popped a beach ball that had found its way onto the stage, remarking that her concert wasn’t a beach party. Such incidents have led to mixed reactions from fans and critics, leading some to question the unwritten rules that seem to govern Lambert’s shows.

Written by Sarah Milner

Sarah Milner is a freelance writer for over 5 years.

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