Yep, that’s lampshading. And it very much does not work in this instance IMO.
Haha, you’re totally right, forgot that’s what that meant!
I know the whole concept is to maintain suspension of disbelief by being meta about it, I just don’t feel like it fits within this story. Like, it can work in certain stories, but I don’t think lampshading is appropriate every time when it can be done, you know?