Ariana Grande Responds To Criticism Of Pete Davidson’s Manchester Joke
Pop star Ariana Grande responded to criticism over a resurfaced joke made by her fiancé, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson, about the deadly bombing at her 2017 Manchester concert.
Last fall in a stand-up appearance at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Davidson said the bombing must have made Grande realize how famous she had become because “Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert,” The Mirror, a British tabloid, said in a story on Sunday.
On Wednesday, the following comment was posted on Twitter:
I respect Ariana and I want her to be happy and everything, but she was just broken after the Manchester bombing, so I don’t know why she is still with Pete, like yeah he made that joke a while ago, but like it’s not funny, it’s just rude. This is my opinion.
— oscar☁️ (@ariissalegend) July 4, 2018
Grande, who got engaged to Davidson recently, replied:
this has been v tough & conflicting on my heart. he uses comedy to help ppl feel better ab how f-ed up things in this world are. we all deal w trauma differently. I of course didn’t find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 5, 2018
Davidson has personal experience with the lasting effects of terrorism. He was 7 years old when his father, New York City firefighter Scott Davidson, was killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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