Adele sparks controversy as she defends fans during Las Vegas show

Adele has no time for those who try to ruin her fans' joy - not even security. During her Las Vegas residency, Weekend With Adele, on Aug. 26, the singer paused her song to scold security and the audience for disturbing a fan who was singing along and standing up during the show .

As seen in the viral fan video, as Adele performed "I Drink Wine," the unknown fan first encountered an attendee and pointed out that the person behind him was already seated. During her next song, "Water Under the Bridge," a security guard walked up to him and tried to stop him, even though the crowd was on its feet. At this point, Adele had stopped her performance to call them out.

"That young fan has been bothered ever since I stood up, what's going on?" she said, pointing in his direction. "Yes, it's you, raise your hand, it's you!" She took a step forward surrounded by the guards in the most polite and determined way. "Why are you bothering him?" she asked. "Can you please leave him alone? They won't disturb you anymore, honey. You enjoyed the show." Another security guard came in, confirmed Adele's request, and told him: "You don't need to sit down."

Adele apologized for interrupting the performance mid-song, despite the majority of fans in the audience cheering her on. "Sorry everyone. He was bothered by security and other people sitting behind him throughout the show," she said. "He's here to have a good time. Everybody's here to have a good time."

This isn't the first time a recent incident involving fan safety has gone viral. In May, while performing "Bad Blood" on her Eras tour in Philadelphia, Taylor Swift defended a fan after she noticed a security guard getting physical with a fan who was dancing near a barricade. . "She's fine, she didn't do anything," she yells in the chorus, pleading "stop!" multiple times. The rendition of "Bad Blood" has since gone viral among the Swiftie community.

This isn't the first time Adele has called security directly. During a 2017 show in Australia, she also addressed a security guard who asked fans to sit down. "I'm sorry, sir," she said. "I know you work here, but can you please stop asking people to sit down? This is a music show. If people can't see, then they can stand up. If you complain about people dancing, then you come to the show after all For what? If I see another person being told to sit down..." If fans stand up during Adele's show, don't bother them.