The fallout from the incident in which country star Miranda Lambert's stopped a recent concert to scold a group of fans in the front rows for taking selfies reached a new level this week when the ladies of The View took on the topic.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg was among those who were on Team Lambert, sharing the singer's frustration with fans paying more attention to their phones and faces than the show.
But then, ever the jokester, Goldberg gave a surprise twist, doing basically the same thing Lambert's fans did and abruptly leaving the conversation to walk off stage and take a selfie with an elderly fan.
You can see the moment here:
As ever, The View panelists had a lively discussion about the Lambert incident.
Panelist Sunny Hostin sided with the fans, saying:
"I'm going to take as many selfies as I want if I paid $757 for tickets."
Whoopi, on the other hand, took Lambert's side, telling the panel:
“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.”
As Hostin defended her view, saying that sometimes people want to keep their memories from a show to rewatch later, Goldberg quipped, "Turn on the television, girl" as she abruptly left the stage, to her panelists' shock.
As they all asked where she was going, Goldberg said she was "leaving y'all."
She went instead to a 91-year-old woman in the audience, to whom she said:
“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."
The two then took an adorable selfie together as the panelists laughed and the crowd applauded.
On social media, the ladies of The View's takes only reignited the debate over the Lambert incident.
And of course, several people didn't get Goldberg's joke and scolded her for taking a selfie.
Though the consternation over Lambert's handling of the selfie situation seems unlikely to stop any time soon, more recent accounts from the show seem to justify her being annoyed with the concertgoers.
A witness who spoke to TMZ said the fans were taking multiple selfies with their backs turned to the stage and with the flash on, sending distracting flashes of light directly at Lambert and blocking the view of other attendees.