Tim McGraw Responds To “Fan Slapping” Incident
On July 13th Tim McGraw was performing in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim had played the majority of his show and had come out to perform an encore. He in the middle of performing his song "Truck Yeah," when a woman began to put her hands on him.
The video quickly went viral and everyone was saying Tim, "slapped a woman." I personally call it a defense reaction. If you felt as if someone was about to pull you off the stage, you would react too. Here is Tim's response.....
“Sometimes things can lose context and perspective. I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on. I think it was an unfortunate situation, I think all the way around. But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on. It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there, you are vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react. There’s nothing to be said about it.”
I agree with Tim. I don't think he acted out of line at all. I think that if the lady apologized to him, he would apologize to her.
Before Tim's statement, his rep also released a statement....
“He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!),” the singers rep explains, “and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show. He didn’t know who had grabbed him and was simply trying to keep his jeans from being torn.”