Ariana Grande Responds To Pete Davidson’s Manchester Arena Joke

Ariana Grande has finally responded to the old circulating joke Pete Davidson made about the Manchester bombing at her concert.

By WKBW on July 6, 2018
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An old joke that Pete Davidson told about the 2017 Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert surfaced recently. After staying quiet for a bit, the singer has finally responded.

During a benefit show last fall, Davidson joked that Grande knew she was famous because “Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.”

Many fans were upset hearing this line and one Twitter user’s tweet in particular gained traction. The user questioned “why [Grande] is still with Pete.”

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The 25-year-old defended her fiancé on Twitter, responding to the user:

“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”

A source close to Davidson also came to his defense, telling People Magazine: “The joke was taken out of context. He lost his dad in [the] 9/11 [terrorist attacks] and is close with other victims of violent tragedies. As a way of coping he turns to humor…He’s obviously sensitive to tragedy as he lost his own father and his intention is to just make people laugh.”

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