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The British superstar Adele wants people to enjoy her live performances, and not videotape them.
During a show last Sunday in Italy, Adele condemned someone in the crowd for videotaping the whole concert.
The singer asked the woman to stop filming her and enjoy the live show instead. Adele criticized the fan for setting up a tripod to support the camera, asking her to take it down.
The artist explained that her show was not a DVD, saying, “I’m really here in real life.”
Adele’s outburst caused a lot of people to leave comments on social media. Some people supported Adele’s reaction.
One Facebook user wrote that she also does not like it when people block her view at a concert because they are taping it.
Another Adele fan believes that people should respect the artist and his or her wishes.
Others felt that Adele should not have said anything at all to the woman.
This Twitter user felt like Adele embarrassed her fan.
Another Facebook user thinks that the fan should be able to “watch the show any way they want” once they have paid for their ticket.
Adele is halfway through her planned around-the-world concert tour. Those shows are to continue until the end of November.
And that’s What’s Trending Today.
I’m Mehrnoush Karimian-Ainsworth.
Mehrnoush Karimian-Ainsworth wrote this story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.
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Words in This Story
concert – n. a public performance of music
fan – n. a person who likes and admires someone (such as a famous person) or something (such as a sport or a sports team) in a very enthusiastic way
outburst – n. a sudden expression of strong feeling
controversy – n. strong disagreement about something among a large group of people
embarrassed – v. to make (someone) feel confused and foolish in front of other people