Fans of Ariana Grande have had their doubts about her whirlwind romance since it was announced that she was engaged to comedian Pete Davidson. After some people pointed out that the “SNL” actor made a terrible joke about a serious situation, followers have been bombarding her social media waiting for a response.
During a set performed in October of last year, Pete took on the topic of Ariana Grande’s rising popularity. He made light of the Manchester bombing tragedy by saying that his now-fiance must know how famous she is now because “Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.”
After the joke was told a mother of a 15-year-old victim told The Mirror: “For anyone to joke about this situation is disgusting, and I think he should publicly apologize for it.”
Now that it has resurfaced, many of the singers’ supporters are speaking out about the inappropriate joke — especially after Ariana just passed the one year anniversary of the attack.
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
A fan account tweeted: “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.”
The pop songstress finally responded to a critic by saying: “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.”
To be fair, that wasn’t the first time Pete made light of a serious situation. His father died on 9/11 and the 24-year-old has joked about it multiple times on stage making it apparent that he uses comedy as a coping mechanism.
Do you think Ari should call it quits with her fiance because of the ill-mannered comment?