Taylor Swift unexpectedly halted her concert in Argentina to ask fans to stop throwing gifts on stage amid fears her backup dancers could slip and injure themselves.
The singer-songwriter, who broke the Grammy nominations record last week, is currently on the South American leg of his Eras tour.
During her third performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday (12 November), Swift addressed her audience after an object, believed to be a stuffed animal, landed on stage from the crowd.
“Just because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries, it freaks me out when things get thrown around on stage,” the “Lavender Haze” singer began while playing piano, decked out in moss. “Because, when on stage, a dancer can be tripped.
“I love that you bought presents and that’s nice, but can you please not throw them on stage,” Swift continued, before ending her short speech with: “I love you so much.”
In response, viewers on social media praised his tactic of setting boundaries with fans without hurting their feelings. “This is the way you talk to your fans. Such a class act,” read a post on X/Twitter
This follows a series of performers who avoided “gifts” from the crowd at their concerts earlier this year.
Notably, Bebe Rexha required stitches after a phone was thrown at her and hit her in the eye while performing in New York City in June.
Soon after, country star Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face by an object thrown by a fan during her show in Boise, Idaho, causing her to leave the stage for a moment while she collected herself.
“Can we just talk about what happened?” Ballerini addressed the crowd. “All I care about is keeping everyone safe. If you don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know.”
“If anybody’s pushing too hard or you’re just feeling it, always flag it. Don’t throw things. You know?”
Later that month, Pink was stunned when a fan threw their mother’s ashes onto the stage during her show in Hyde Park for the British Summer Time Festival.
“Is this your mom?” Pink asked the man in the audience. When they seemed to confirm it, the singer said: “I don’t know what I feel about this.”
Then, in July, Cardi B had a drink thrown from the crowd during a performance, to which she responded by throwing her microphone in the direction of the thrower.