Ariana Grande Responds to Fiancé Pete Davidson's Manchester Bombing Joke

Pop star Ariana Grande has responded to the controversy surrounding Pete Davidson's Manchester Bombing joke. The Saturday Night Live comedian is reported to have made a joke about how famous Grande has become, comparing her to Britney Spears.

"Britney Spears didn't have a terrorist attack at her concert," Davidson joked, according to The Mirror.

Davidson's joke referred to a suicide bombing at Grande's Manchester Arena concert in May 2017, which killed 22 attendees.

When a wrote on Twitter they were unsure why Grande would be in a relationship with Davidson after such an ignorant remark, Grande was quick to respond, stating that she was conflicted about the joke.

"[T]his 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," she wrote.

Her Tweet continued to include she felt the joke was "unfortunate."

"I of course didn't find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn't/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate," she said.

Grande issued a follow-up Tweet telling the fan, "I hear and respect you all always."

i hear and respect you all always.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 5, 2018

Another fan asked why Grande would apologize for Davidson.

"he needs to come & do it himself. this is so unfair on me & everyone else who was at Manchester we're all so upset over this," tweeted user kiwiren.

Charlotte Hodgson, the mother of a 15-year-old, Olivia Cambell-Hardy, who died in the attack, told The Mirror she felt the joke should be apologized for.

"For anyone to joke about this situation is disgusting and I think he should publicly apologize for it," she said. "We don't need jokes about it, there have been plenty around, and it's heartbreaking to hear every day."

Grande and Davidson started dating in late May and sparked engagement speculation when Grande was spotted wearing a $100,000 ring. Davidson confirmed the engagement in a conversation with Jimmy Fallon. The couple reportedly moved into an apartment in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.

Weeks after the Manchester attack, Grande got a bee tattoo behind her hear. The bee is a symbol of Manchester which can also be seen at the end of her "No Tears Left To Cry" music video. The singer has released two singles this summer and will release album Sweetener in August.