The Ariana Grande Manchester attack has proven to be one of the most fatal and traumatic events that shook even the cheerful singer to the point of breaking down.
After hearing reports about the explosion in Manchester Arena, the world mourned the loss of dozens who died in what police believed was a terrorist attack. While it may not be apparent, some people appear to be blaming the 23-year-old “Dangerous Woman” singer for what happened, including herself.
In fact, the soulful songstress apologized for what happened in a Twitter post on May 23 where she wrote the word “broken” before telling her 46 million followers how she felt at the time.
“From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
Less than a week later, the singer posted a photo of a lengthy message on the microblogging platform, telling her fans and those who were affected by the fatal Ariana Grande Manchester attack how sorry she is for what happened in a more detailed manner.
“My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones,” she wrote.
“I am sorry for the pain and fear that you must be feeling and for the trauma that you, too, must be experiencing… We will continue to honor the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
But while some may be thinking that the singer partly has some responsibility for the Ariana Grande Manchester attack, Patrick Millsaps, a father of three pre-teen girls and an American film producer, shared an open letter telling her otherwise.
At the beginning of the letter, Millsaps inadvertently confessed to being an Ariana Grande fan, saying that her songs occasionally “stayed on the radio” after he drops her daughters off to school and “will neither confirm nor deny” that he has watched every episode of the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat where the singer played the titular role alongside Jennette McCurdy.
After that, he went on to tell the young diva that she is not to blame for the horrible thing that is now dubbed as the Ariana Grande Manchester attack.
“You don’t have a dadgum thing to apologize for.”
“You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts of morons near your hotel,” he added.
Millsaps who signed the letter as “Morgan” also advised her to tell the people who are “strategizing” on what she should do next to take some time off and let her process what happened in her own way, at her own pace.
“Spend time with your God, your family and your friends who will give you space and support when you need it.”
The 44-year-old father-of-three also asked her not to give up on her craft, saying that her “incredible God-given gift” makes the world less “crappy” even after the Ariana Grande Manchester attack.
“When and only when you are ready, on behalf of all dads who love your… um… who daughters’ love your music SING AGAIN.”
“Music is the international language of peace,” he added.
At the end of the letter, Millsaps urged her to take care of herself first before anyone else.
“Take care of you first. Your fans aren’t going anywhere.”
And just like that, the young songstress has finally decided to show her strength through her music as TMZ reports about her planning a star-studded concert for a cause in Manchester with the help of her manager, Scooter Braun.
According to the report, the concert will be held in four big arenas in the area, except for the Manchester Arena where the recent bombing occurred.
Tell us what you think about the open letter and stay tuned to learn what happens next post-Ariana Grande Manchester attack.
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