Ariana Grande’s manager has responded to the deadly bombing at Grande’s concert in Manchester, expressing his anger over the tragedy but vowing to honor the victims.
In a series of tweets published Wednesday, Scooter Braun said that he had experienced joy “for the first time in days” after taking his parents out to dinner,” and said that he will honor those whose lives were lost in the tragedy by “by living each day full. Full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy.”
To the perpetrators of the bombing and other terrorist acts, Braun offered, “So if u think u scared us…if you think your cowardice act made us change how we live…sorry. All you did was make us appreciate every day.”
Braun ended his string of tweets by summing up, “Am I angry? Hell yes. But how will we respond? With everything you think you took from us… love and joy and life!”
At least 22 people were killed and 59 were injured after a suicide attacker set of a home-made bomb in England’s Manchester Arena, in an attack that British Prime Minister Theresa May called “appalling” and “sickening.”
Following the attack, Grande took to Twitter to express her grief.
“Broken,” the singer wrote. “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
Tonight I got home and took my parents out to dinner. Korean bbq. We drank and ate and laughed with the tables next to us. I experienced joy
I experienced joy for the first time in days. And I remembered…we r free. We are all different but we r free to enjoy eachother’s company
I will honor those that r lost by living each day full. Full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy. I welcome the differences of my neighbor
the wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and joy. No. That is my answer. No. We cant allow it. Fear cannot rule the day
More people die each year from car crashes then terrorism. Yet I will get in my car. I will choose to live then to be afraid. So…
Manchester I stand with you. Jakarta I stand with u..children of Syria I stand with you. We will honor you by not giving in to the darkness
So if u think u scared us…if you think your cowardice act made us change how we live…sorry. All you did was make us appreciate every day
With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness. Fight on. Goodnight world. Tomorrow I live full.
I will honor all of u by laughing loving and living. Living full for every wonderful innocent child whose life was taken too soon.
Am I angry? Hell yes. But how will we respond? With everything you think you took from us… love and joy and life!