The news about the explosion in Manchester in Britain is still developing as police investigate what seems to be a terror attack, but that didn’t stop one man who identifies himself as a “freelance writer” for CBS making a terribly cruel joke about the matter.
“MULTIPLE CONFIRMED FATALITIES at Manchester Arena,” the tweet blared. “The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.”
MULTIPLE CONFIRMED FATALITIES at Manchester Arena. The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 22, 2017
He continued his inappropriate comedic antics with the follow up tweet saying, “Honestly, for over a year I thought an Ariana Grande was something you ordered at Starbucks.”
The very insensitive joke was absolutely blasted by those who thought it was just too crass with reports of nearly 20 deceased. Another writer responded, “Dude, no. Delete and sincerely apologise to save yourself a shred of grace and dignity. Don’t just carry on joking, you plum.” Another responded, “you’re an embarrassment to boston (and earth). what if someone said this sh*t after the marathon bomb? don’t be an a**hole for attention.”
He wasn’t done with that either, as he acknowledged the backlash he was getting, but kept rolling out jokes:
Edited to notate CBS’ response.