Madonna calls out fan in wheelchair for sitting during concert

Madonna calls out fan in wheelchair for sitting during concert

Vanessa Gorman has defended Madonna after the singer received backlash for scolding her for sitting during a concert.

Madonna wearing a grey coat and Cuban link chain
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Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes, the most innocent social faux pas will leave you embarrassed for years to come.

Luckily, pop icon Madonna's recent embarrassing moment will leave you feeling better about anything you've ever done.

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A recent video which has been circulating online shows the 'Material Girl' singer calling out a fan for sitting during her concert, only to realise the fan was actually in a wheelchair.

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Madonna was performing at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

"What are you doing sitting down over there?" she yelled from onstage, pointing into a cheering crowd. "What are you doing sitting down?"

Upon walking to the edge of the stage and taking a closer look, the singer added, "Oh, OK. Politically incorrect, sorry about that. I’m glad you’re here."

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Of course, the video sparked a lot of backlash from social media users.

"Lots of people need to sit down who don't use wheelchairs, too. This is honestly just gross, ableist behaviour," one user wrote on X. "Appreciate that the person purchased a ticket and came to see you!"

"Does it matter if they’re sitting or standing? they paid for the ticket and took the time to be there? Isn’t that enough???" a user wrote, concluding with a shrugging emoji.

Luckily for Madonna, the fan, Vanessa Gorman, was not offended by the Queen of Pop's remarks and isn’t holding anything against her.

"Some people are in wheelchairs and can stand — she had no idea I was paralysed," Gorman told TMZ in an interview.

She was shocked that the singer didn’t see her bright pink wheelchair but applauded Madonna for apologising immediately after the faux pas.

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