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Ariana Grande responds to Pete Davidson’s Manchester bombing joke

07 July 2018

Ariana Grande has finally spoken about her fiancé Pete Davidson's joke regarding the Manchester Arena bombing, which took place on May 22nd of a year ago. During a skit for a charity event last October, the "Saturday Night Live" performer spoke about Ariana's fame, and quipped, "Britney Spears didn't have a terrorist attack at her concert".

When one fan questioned why Ariana is still with her fiancé despite his distasteful comment about the terror attack which "broke" her, she responded: "This has been v tough & conflicting on my heart". When one fan tweeted that Davidson's joke was "not amusing, it's just rude", Grande offered a thoughtful reply.

Grande went on to confirm she did not find the joke amusing but ultimately appears to be standing by Davidson, calling the situation "unfortunate".

The Manchester Arena bombing, which took place in May previous year, claimed the lives of 22 people.

"We all deal w trauma differently", Grande explained of her fiancé, whose father was killed on September 11.

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'I of course didn't find it amusing.

That said, Grande conceded that she didn't find the joke amusing. "I, of course, didn't find it funny.it was months ago & his intention wasn't/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate". She added: "I hear and respect you all always".

Davidson's rep did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Davidson has a history of making uncomfortable and inappropriate jokes on sensitive subjects, including the death of his own father - a firefighter who perished in the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Davidson joked about the terror attack five months after the incident, which saw 22 people killed at Ariana's concert in Manchester Arena a year ago. "As a way of coping, he turns to humour".

Ariana Grande responds to Pete Davidson’s Manchester bombing joke