In a photo posted to Instagram, Miranda Lambert shared a picture of herself wearing a shirt that promotes the importance of getting pets spayed and neutered.
“It takes balls…to spay and neuter your pets! ➡️ to learn why it’s important and y’all can get shirts at the link in my bio,” she captioned the photo.
As a known supporter of animal healthcare, Lambert stands as the co-founder of MuttNation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert. The primary aim of this organization is to increase shelter pet adoptions, generate awareness about the benefits of spaying and neutering, and actively promote these important practices.
This was the first time that Lambert has broken her silence on social media, however, following the recent incident where she paused her concert in Las Vegas due to fans taking selfies
“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said to the audience as she was starting to sing her 2016 single “Tin Man.” “These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song.”
“It’s pissing me off a little bit,” Lambert added. “Sorry, I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”
Lambert’s decision to take a stand against excessive phone usage during concerts received both praise and criticism from attendees. While some applauded her stance, others believed she went too far by singling the individuals out. The incident has also divided opinions on the internet.
The concert attendees in which Lambert called out have expressed their thoughts following the moment in a interview with Good Morning America.
“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,” they said.
“Everybody was having such a great time. We would stand up at times and dance. It was great energy,” the fan added. “But after that happened it was just, um, it was not the same.”
Eventually, the photos in question found their way online, being shared among various platforms.