The world watched in horror yesterday when news broke that a suicide bomber attacked the Manchester Arena as fans left an Ariana Grande concert. At least 22 people were killed and at least 59 were wounded, including many young concertgoers. "All acts of terrorism are cowardly . . . but this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives," British Prime Minister Theresa May said in response to the tragedy.
Grande, who was performing as part of her Dangerous Woman tour, expressed her sadness on Twitter.
Among the victims killed was one of Grande’s superfans, a teenager named Georgina Callander, who had sent a Twitter message to the singer before the concert: "SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOMORROW."
The tragedy of young fans being the targets of violence was on the minds of fellow musicians, who also took to social media to express their sadness.