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This Writer’s Response To The Ariana Grande Explosion Is Disgusting

This Writer’s Response To The Ariana Grande Explosion Is Disgusting

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Tragedy struck tonight when an explosion hit the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, killing at least nineteen and injuring at least fifty innocents. Pop superstar Ariana Grande was holding a concert tonight, meaning that the audience and the victims are largely teenagers.

Young people are dying, injured, and traumatized amid a chaotic scene with the details still unclear. It should be a time for an outpouring of support and compassion for those affected – unless you are writer David Leavitt, who catapulted himself to infamy with the most heartless take imaginable:

https://twitter.com/David_Leavitt/status/866790014717497345

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The internet immediately erupted in fury, flooding him with nearly 18,000 angry replies in a little over an hour. The vast majority of them are far too profane to be published here.

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One’s response to tragedy defines you as a person. Some people call for love and compassion; others call for suspicion and accusations.

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But the man that starts to make jokes about children at a concert being slaughtered is truly the most despicable of them all.

If you’d like to pile on, here’s his Twitter page.

Here’s the screenshot for when he inevitably deletes it:

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