Taylor Swift in Paris: the photo of a baby sleeping on the ground outrages the web

Taylor Swift in Paris: the photo of a baby sleeping on the ground outrages the web
Taylor Swift in Paris: the photo of a baby sleeping on the ground outrages the web

Nursery or concert hall? Friday May 10, American star Taylor Swift performed for her second Parisian and European date between the walls of the Defense Arena, in Nanterre, bringing together nearly 42,000 people…one of which was particularly young. Among the “Swifties” – the name given to her fans –, one baby just a few months oldphotographed on the floor of the Nanterre room.

Published on X shortly after the concert, the photo quickly sparked the indignation. From its author first, named Gina, who wrote in the description “ Get your baby off the floor and go home », then among the 2 million Internet users who saw the post. But then, what was a sleeping infant doing on the floor of La Défense Arena, noise canceling headphones on the ears, nestled not in a bassinet but on a fringed coat ?


An act deemed irresponsible

To reinforce the scope of her post, Gina published a second photo illustrating the mass of spectators installed in the pit, writing “ They have lost their minds! Terrible parents “. In comments, tweeters added, some explaining that babies should never be taken to concerts since “ their ears are sensitiveand this could affect their hearing » ; others, more virulent, criticizing that “ some people should not be allowed to have children “.

In short, the controversy was heated, despite the justification of one of the fans present at the concert, explaining that “ the baby had a noise canceling headphones for child “. “ We left a beautiful space around themthere was the whole family, everyone was caring and the parents were very attentivethe baby has not cried only once », she adds in a testimony relayed by the HuffPost.


Seats offered to parents, but refused

Contacted by the information site, a spokesperson for Paris la Défense Arena specifies that ” the general conditions of sale stipulate that all minors (no age limit) holding a ticket for a concert at Paris la Défense Arena must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 18 stay under the responsibility of their legal guardianit’s the politics of the room “. To close the case, this same Source specifies that “ an alternative seating solution was offered to spectators with a young child, but Refused by these ticket holders “.

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