Manchester

Manchester Benefit Concert Gets Massive Boost by Bieber and Cyrus

Pop star Ariana Grande has not forgotten about that fateful night in Manchester, England just over a week ago in which her fans were targeted by a radical Islamic terrorist.

After the concert had concluded, Grande’s mostly female, mostly teenaged fans were exiting the Manchester Arena when all hell broke loose. Salman Abedi, fresh off of the plane from time in Libya, set off the suicide vest that he was wearing packed with nails, bolts, and other shrapnel.  The terrorist killed over 20 innocent concertgoers, and injured more than 100 more.  ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the attack, and Ariana Grande was forced to abruptly reroute her entire European tour over safety concerns.

Now, plans are emerging for a benefit concert in honor of the victims of the tragic attack, and Grande is bringing some heavy hitters with her.

“Ariana Grande has called on her celebrity friends to join forces with her for a benefit concert honoring the victims and families of the Manchester terrorist attack.

“‘One Love Manchester’ will take place on June 4 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan and Take That will also take the stage.
“The concert will raise money for those affected by the suicide bombing that took place following Grande’s concert last week.
“All proceeds from the show will go towards the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,’ in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council, according to a press release obtained by CNN.
 “Tickets for the event go on sale June 1 via Ticketmaster.”
While that list of artists certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, these normally left-leaning celebrities could be commended for standing up and fighting for victims of Islamic terrorism.
One wildcard in the works, however, is American recording artist Katy Perry.  Immediately following the bombing in Manchester, the former Christian recording artist took to social media to proclaim that living “without borders” would somehow work into the solution to radical Islam – an enormous misstep and misunderstanding of the situation at hand.  Not only were her words offensive to those fighting to contain ISIS as the group exploits the Syrian refugee crisis, it was insensitive to the victims of the Manchester attack.  Her reception at the concert ought to provide plenty of entertainment on its own.

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