The hits just seem to keep on coming. There was another attack in the UK last night, this one was in London on the London Bridge and in London’s Borough Market. Seven people were killed and many were injured in a combination van/knife attack. Jesus, there’s only so many Golden Girls reruns with which I can numb myself. They only did seven seasons. *sad-face* How about leave the UK alone for a bit, fuckwads? Sorry, make that THE WORLD.
The attack BEFORE this latest one was immediately after Ariana Grande’s concert on May 22nd at Manchester Arena when some fool detonated a bomb. In a show of solidarity, Ariana Grande’s management has announced that she will still play the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert today.
According to The Guardian, over 50,000 people (including 10,000 who survived the bombing at Manchester Arena) are expected to attend at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in the city today. Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, made the announcement on Twitter and noted that Ariana will be performing with “even greater purpose” after last night’s attack.
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) June 4, 2017
Ariana will reportedly be joined by Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, and Katy Perry, among other acts.
One of the organizers, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, said the concert was Ariana’s idea, according to Billboard.
“The idea to host this event came from Ariana. She was very traumatized after the attack, but it was very important to her to support the victims and show a level of defiance that stands up to this bloodlust and ambivalence towards innocent individuals and tells the terrorists that they are not going to stop us.”
And people are going to be watching from all over the world.
A global TV audience of hundreds of millions from more than 50 countries is expected for the event, which will be screened on BBC1 from 6.55pm on Sunday.
Ariana visited some of the Manchester bombing victims who couldn’t make the concert due to their injuries in the hospital this week. She also visited the family of Martyn Hett, who was one of the first publicized deaths. I don’t think I can ever crack on Ariana ever again, after this.