Turning One Love into Band Aid only sanitised the horror
Celebrity mourners turned terrorists into stars and the Manchester concert into a display of egotism, writes Donal Lynch
It was a letter signed by a long list of stars you wouldn't have even thought knew each other, from Blondie to Paloma Faith to Anna Friel.
And its sentiments, on the aftermath of the terrible attacks in Manchester, were laudable: "Let's not do the terrorists' job for them."
By this was meant, let's not be cowed, let's continue to hold large public events, including the follow-up concert, and thereby "show" would-be bombers that life goes on, even in the face of their orchestrated mayhem.