Friday 28 July 2017

'If the Queen can visit victims so can the star they paid to see' - Piers Morgan criticises Ariana Grande following Manchester attack

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Piers Morgan has criticised popstar Ariana Grande for not visiting the victims of the Manchester terror attack in hospital.

The outspoken host of Good Morning Britain caused outrage on Twitter when he suggested Grande (23) should have visited those injured in the attack which killed 22 people and injured 59.

The comments were sparked by a tweet by Katy Perry in which she said 'God bless The Queen and her kind heart' about Her Majesty's visit to see the injured in Manchester Children's Hospital on Thursday.

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Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Amy Barlow, 12, from Rawtenstall, Lancashire, her mother, Kathy, and dad, Grant, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims of the terror attack in the city earlier this week and to thank members of staff who treated them. Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Piers replied, "Agreed.  Might have been nice if @ArianaGrande had stayed to do the same."

When he was criticised for his comment he added, "If the Queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see.

"I expected her to stay, visit and comfort her wounded fans & relatives of those who died."

While several fans leaped to her defence, citing her young age, he said, "23 is not a child".

He continued, "I can 100 per cent guarantee you that I would stay and visit those who had been killed or wounded watching me perform."

Grande cancelled the remainder of her European tour dates and flew back to the US the day after the attack at the MEN Arena.

She tweeted that she was "so sorry" and emotionally "broken".

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