Celebrities React to Manchester Terrorist Attack

On Monday, May 22, 2017, a terrorist attack occurred in Manchester, England following the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert. The explosion caused by a suicide bomber in the foyer of the arena killed 22 while injuring many more. Like many around the world, celebrities were shocked to hear the news and took to social media, including YouTube, to express their condolences and support for the victims.

1. James Corden reacts to the news of the Manchester terrorist attack

James Corden was taping his show as the news of the incident was coming out. While he did not have much information when this video was recorded, he is saddened by the news, especially since children were involved. He talks about the amazing contributions, such as music and sports, that have come out of Manchester and the amazing spirit that the city has.

2. Brian May reacts to waking up and hearing the news of the attack in Manchester

Brian May, like so many in England, woke up to the news of the tragedy. He tweeted his initial reaction, but this YouTube video is a thought-out response to what happened. He says that is is important to go on living, but to live with love and kindness towards others. He will be playing the venue when he tours with Queen and will not cancel because he does not want to give into the fear that the terrorists want to instill.

3. Harry Styles has moment of silence for Manchester during his concert

Harry Styles took time out of his performance to acknowledge the tragedy that took place in his home town. He reminisces on his first concert, which he saw at the Arena where the attack. He urges the audience to choose to contribute love to the world that has been so filled with hate. He holds a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in the event and those who are impacted.

4. Miley Cyrus dedicates song to victims

Miley Cyrus dedicated her performance of her latest song,”Malibu,” on The Voice to Ariana Grande and the victims of Manchester attack. The song was on the episode that aired the day after the attack. On the screen behind Cyrus, beautiful scenes of nature added a sense of peace to an emotional song that was dedicated to those who experienced a violent incident.

Ashley Paskill

Ashley Paskill

Ashley Paskill is a journalism major at Temple University. She has written for a number of publications such as the Odyssey, Her Campus, and the Temple News. She is currently finishing up a semester internship at the Metro Philadelphia as an editorial internship. In her free time, she serves on the leadership at her church.