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Ariana Grande has spoken out about Pete Davidson's Manchester bombing joke

The songstress called the joke 'unfortunate'.

By: Shannon Barbour

It looks like Pete Davidson might have some explaining to do for a joke about the Manchester bombing that he reportedly told in October last year at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.

The Manchester terrorist bombing happened on May 22 last year at an Ariana Grande concert in England. As a result of the suicide bomber, 22 people died and at least 59 others were injured. After the incident, Ariana expressed her condolences to the victims and their families and said "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better."

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Needless to say, she received an outpouring of support and sympathy after the event, which makes her fiancée's alleged joke a bit of a shock.

Reportedly, Pete said Ariana should know how famous she is because "Britney Spears didn't have a terrorist attack at her concert."

While several people on Twitter, including the mother of a young girl who was killed in the attack, have called his joke "disgusting," a source close to Davidson said, "The joke was taken out of context. He lost his dad in 9/11 and is close with other victims of violent tragedies. As a way of coping, he turns to humour."

Ariana, who is conflicted about the joke, had a similar response. She tweeted, "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."

Hopefully, the two will be able to work past this and find some common ground.

Via: Cosmopolitan US