Incident is latest example of celebrity bodyguards acting too violently.
Shakira has barely been out of the news lately, be that for her relationship and divorce from Gerard Pique, rumors about alleged affairs and the lyrics of her songs.
However, the Colombian star has now come in for some criticism for not doing anything when a security member grabbed a fan by the neck who wanted to get close to her.
According to reports obtained by the Latin American program ‘Siéntese quien pueda’, an incident occurred recently at a Miami hotel during Latin Music Week 2023, involving a Shakira fan and one of the security guards in charge of protecting the famous Colombian singer.
Shakira, known for her international superstar status, is often under constant media attention and is the object of admiration from her passionate fans. This means that her personal safety is a top priority at any public event or appearance.
On this occasion, as Shakira was exiting after an interview, a fan tried to approach her, apparently excited for the opportunity to meet the singer.
However, according to footage provided by the program, a security guard aggressively intervened and, instead of ensuring a safe removal of the fan, he appeared to assault the individual in question.
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The incident has raised concerns about the handling of security at events where Shakira performs.
While it is understandable that measures are taken to ensure the safety of the artist, the reaction of the security guard in this particular scenario has raised questions about whether he overstepped his professional boundaries and whether the force used was justifiable.
Moreover, the Colombian was the victim of criticism, as many people consider that the singer should have done something for the fan who was assaulted, although it is not known if she realized what had happened as the events unfolded.