Ariana Grande's fiancé Pete Davidson slammed for tasteless joke about Manchester bombing

Pete Davidson angers fans about Manchester Arena bombing with his joke about the incident as they believe it was a tasteless joke

                            Ariana Grande's fiancé Pete Davidson slammed for tasteless joke about Manchester bombing
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande (Getty Images)

Pete Davidson, who recently got engaged to singer Ariana Grande has been criticized for his poor taste in-joke with regard to  Manchester Arena bombing which killed twenty-three people and left 136 people wounded, where more than half of them were children. The attack was considered to be suicide bombing in which the bomb was triggered as people were leaving the arena following the performance of Ariana.

While the concert shook Ariana, just two months after the incident took place it has been reported that Pete made a tasteless joke about the incident. The comedian joked about Ariana being more famous than Britany Spears ‘because Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.' Following these comments, fans and victims from the incident have been left horrified. 

Speaking to Mirror, Charlotte Hodgson, who lost her 15-year-old daughter Olivia Campbell-Hardy in the incident called his joke 'disgusting'. "For anyone to joke about this situation is disgusting and I think he should publicly apologize for it," she said. "The families will find it equally as disgusting. We don’t need jokes about it, there have been plenty around, and it’s heartbreaking to hear every day. But for someone so famous to be doing it and now to be with Ariana, it’s outrageous. I think she would be horrified too."

At the same time, Jade Clough, who survived the attack was also shocked to hear the joke. "I think it’s absolutely disgusting, I’m shocked," she told the tabloid. "This isn’t something to joke about, it was a terrorist attack targeted at children. You don’t joke about things like that in a stand-up comedy show. I’m still suffering on a daily basis, I still have nightmares, and Ariana herself has suffered from PTSD. What the hell?" 

While Pete may not have commented on his joke which he made after the incident, Ariana has been emotionally connected to the incident. The singer has a worker bee- a symbol of Manchester linked to the city’s industrial past tattoed behind her ear which she made as a tribute to the victims. At the same time, the singer had returned to the city for another performance for a charity function. 

This comes after the 'Saturday Night Live' actor shared an adorable picture of the couple on Ariana's birthday. The picture showed Pete carrying Ariana on his back. “Happy birthday to the most precious angel on earth! you’re my favorite person that ever existed 🙂 I love you sm ☁⚡😍,” he captioned the picture. In the picture, Ariana looked happy and carefree. He added another picture of Ariana and captioned the picture as "one more for the queen. words can’t express what a real f***ing treasure this one is." The pair got engaged just weeks after dating but have not fixed a date for the wedding.