Last week it was reported that Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson made a joke a year ago that involved his now-fiancée Ariana Grande and the bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. In essence he said, that the bombing made Grande more famous than Britney Spears.
Now Grande is answering fans who are upset by the joke.
I respect Ariana and I want her to be happy and everything, but she was just broken after the Manchester bombing, so I don’t know why she is still with Pete, like yeah he made that joke a while ago, but like it’s not funny, it’s just rude. This is my opinion.— oscar☁️ (@ariissalegend) July 4, 2018
Grande responded to the fan's concerns.
this has been v tough & conflicting on my heart. he uses comedy to help ppl feel better ab how f-ed up things in this world are. we all deal w trauma differently. I of course didn’t find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 5, 2018
People weren't really satisfied with that answer.
Baby i really respect your point of vision, but think more about it. Some things we can do jokes with humor; but with this? really? disgusting, I respect your love for him, but looks like you are blind and it is is not cool... family's there was in terror, day by day into now...— paula as clean (@lastkissy) July 5, 2018
He can use personal tragedies if that helps him cope but manchester had nothing to do with him. Its not his to joke about, and parents who lost their children at the concert are upset. Idk agree to disagree i guess.— ʎɹɔoʇʇɟǝןsɹɐǝʇou 💧 (@IoveIyGrandes) July 5, 2018
I have so much respect for you and I’m thankful you’ve spoken about it but where’s Pete? Where’s his apology? A “joke” or not he’s hurt people, he’s hurt your fans. It’s time for him to man up and speak for himself— ᴀʟɪᴄᴇ (@ObviouslyAlice) July 5, 2018
ariana we all would rather hear your thoughts and how you genuinely feel instead of you trying to stick up for him/ apologize for him. you need to let pete speak on this. he’s an adult he’s old enough..you doing this just acts as a type of apology for him which doesnt help @ all— l loves sinéad ◟̽◞̽ (@justlikexcx) July 5, 2018
Others understood that it's unreasonable to expect a person to end a relationship over a joke told over a year ago.
you don’t end a relationship over one bad joke if you’re willing to throw a relationship away bc of that then just don’t get in one— 🇧🇷🇫🇷 (@stressedmuslim) July 6, 2018
Imagine living a life where a bad joke someone made a year ago is grounds to end an engagement. Enjoy your terrible life.— Ben (@makaben9) July 6, 2018
*husband/wife of three years tells bad joke*
You- “I WANT A DIVORCE!”
He’s a comedian and tries finding humor in things including tragedy. He’s joked about his dad who died on 911. It’s a joke or attempt at a joke and like it or not outrageous jokes make some people laugh. Leave the guy alone.Some people would love to shake up this relationship.— Kal El (@HurricaneWib) July 6, 2018
The guy's dad died in 9/11, so I'm guessing he has a different way of processing, dealing, and coping with tragedy. It's gallows humor, and it's a great yard stick of life's road rash.— Rosstopher (@ArtificialRoss) July 6, 2018
Davidson doesn't seem to have a Twitter account so we don't expect him to respond anytime soon.
His publicist told UK Metro:
No subject is off limits and that includes jokes about his father and 9/11.
H/T: Twitter Moments