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Ariana Grande Calls Fiance's Manchester Bombing Joke 'Unfortunate'

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, Manchester
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A past joke by Davidson resurfaced on the internet earlier this week.

It's seemed like a perpetual honeymoon phase for Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson since their relationship (and following engagement) became internet official some two months ago. Unfortunately for the two celebrities, the digital age doesn't lend itself well to high-profile relationships. Any problematic tidbit from the past is likely to be dredged up by one troll or another and thrust into the light of day, forcing a reaction.

For Grande and Davidson this first public obstacle comes in the form of a past joke Davidson made about the May 2017 bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester, UK concert. Davidson commented that Grande must have realized how far she'd come as a singer because "Britney Spears didn't have a terrorist attack at her concert," according to the Mirror.

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Grande avoided addressing the distasteful joke when it resurfaced earlier this week until a fan tweeted their disappointment and wondered why she was still with Davidson. "This has been v tough & conflicting on my heart," Grande replied. "He uses comedy to help ppl feel better ab how f-ed up things in this world are. We all deal w trauma differently. I of course didn't find it funny. It was months ago & his intention wasn't/is never malicious but it was unfortunate."

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