Controversial writer Milo Yiannopoulos attacked singer Ariana Grande on Tuesday, hours after her concert Manchester, England was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing 20 and injuring 59.
Yiannopoulos posted the anti-Grande message on his Facebook and Instagram accounts: “Sadly, Ariana Grande is too stupid to wise up and warn her European fans about the real threats to their freedom and their lives. She will remain ferociously pro-immigrant, pro-Islam and anti-America. Makes you wonder whether they bombed to attack her or in solidarity.”
The “anti-America” label is a reference to an infamous July 2015 incident where Grande licked donuts in a pastry shop in California and said “I hate America.” The singer later apologized for the incident.
As you might expect, the post drew a mixed response on both of the social media accounts (he’s been banned from Twitter). One Facebook commenter played up that “her disgusting, foul mouth, hatred of America and love of Muslim killers is just too much for me to say ‘oh she’s just a child. Let her be.’ She influences millions.”
By contrast, another Facebook user criticized Yiannopoulos: “C’mon man, why? are you helping? Yeah it’s sh**ty, people died. Maybe condolences, or how about this? Say nothing. You don’t need to be in front of every story.”
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