Justin Bieber is being urged to cancel his upcoming tour stops in the U.K. after the horrific terrorist attack that left 22 people dead and many more injured following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Though Justin doesn’t have any shows scheduled in the U.K. until next month, fans of the singer flocked to Twitter to urge Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun to pull the plug on his upcoming concerts following the attack that’s said to have been carried out by a suicide bomber.
“I am so afraid of Justin’s shows in U.K., for him and for the fans, can he please cancel it? Everyone needs to be safe,” Bieber fan @typedbieber tweeted.
“Next month Justin has a show scheduled in the U.K., for security reasons this has to be cancelled @scooterbraun I beg you!!” @kidrauhlffever added on the social media site amid fan’s concerns for safety at the concerts.
“Cancel Justin’s show in U.K. please,” Bieber fan @nosensws pleaded ahead of his upcoming concerts.
Another social media user even claimed on the site that her 13-year-old daughter is now “too scared” to attend to Bieber’s upcoming concert in London following the attack.
But while some fans called for Justin to cancel his shows all together, others tweeted the singer to urge him to continue on with his scheduled concerts but to seriously up his security team and procedures for concertgoers.
“If Justin is still coming to U.K. in July Hyde Park please can you amp up security X1000 or cancel,” @SwaggyFalsetto wrote, and Bieber fan @1Kidrauhl_Biebz tweeted, “Cancelling Justin’s show is not the answer, as long as we have stronger security.”
Justin is expected to take his “Purpose World Tour” back to the U.K. for two shows in late June and early July as he currently has a concert scheduled at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on June 30 and will also be headlining the popular British Summer Time concert in London’s Hyde Park on July 2 alongside Tove Lo and Martin Garrix.
It’s thought that Justin Bieber’s shows could pose as a huge security threat due to his predominantly young fan base.
As noted by The Telegraph, the attack on Ariana’s fans at her Manchester concert is said to be “no accident” and is thought to have been carefully targeted because of the star’s predominantly young fans – particularly females – who would have been in attendance to see the star.
It’s not thought that Bieber or his team have any plans to cancel his upcoming shows in the U.K. as of right now, though it has been reported that Justin has upped his security in the wake of the attacks.
Singer George Shephard told Leaf FM that Justin’s manager Scooter Braun, who also serves as Ariana’s manager and greeted her at the airport when she returned to the U.S. after the incident, “will be tightening security” at Bieber’s upcoming U.K. gigs in England and Wales.
Scooter issued a statement regarding the Manchester attack in which he condemned the horrific bombing at Ariana’s gig that claimed multiple lives including children and young adults as a “senseless attack.”
“Tonight, our hearts are broken,” Braun, who counts both Bieber and Grande among his clients, wrote in a statement posted to his official Twitter account. “Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.”
Justin has not commented further on the attack since the pop star tweeted out the hashtag “#PrayforManchester” in the immediate aftermath of the bombing, just hours after he confirmed his British Summer Time performance on the social media site.
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