Ariana Grande responds to her fiancé's controversial joke about the Manchester terrorist attack
She's not impressed.
Singer Ariana Grande has criticised a joke that her fiancé, Pete Davidson, made about the horrific bombing that occurred at her concert in Manchester last year.
Twenty-three people were killed, including the terrorist (Salman Ramadan Abedi), and 139 were wounded, more than half of them children
During a performance last fall, Saturday Night Live star Davidson used the Manchester bombing as a gag in his routine.
The couple have only recently announced their engagement but the singer has said that she "didn’t find it (the joke) funny."
In a statement on Twitter, she said: "This has been very tough and conflicting on my heart. He (Davidson) uses comedy to help people feel better about how f-ed up things in this world are. We all deal with trauma differently. I of course didn’t find it funny. It was months ago and his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate."
A source close to the comedian told PEOPLE: “The joke was taken out of context. He lost his dad in 9/11 and is close with other victims of violent tragedies. As a way of coping he turns to humour. …He’s obviously sensitive to tragedy as he lost his own father and his intention is to just make people laugh.”