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Ariana Grande Defends Fiancé After His Manchester Bombing Joke Resurfaces

Jul. 5 2018, Updated 8:52 p.m. ET

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Ariana Grande isn’t laughing at the latest criticism aimed at her comedian fiancé, Pete Davidson.

Fans of the singer are up in arms after a tasteless joke Davidson made shortly after the bombing at Grande’s concert in Manchester, England resurfaced.

During a stand-up set last fall, before the two found love together, the Saturday Night Live actor touched on Grande’s growing fame and popularity, joking that “Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.”

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As previously reported, the May 2017 bomb attack in England killed 22 people and injured over 800.

After the tasteless joke returned to the spotlight, a fan of Grande’s asked why she is still with the troubled funnyman.

“This has been v tough & conflicting on my heart,” Grande replied on Twitter. "He uses comedy to help ppl feel better ab how f-ed up things in this world are."

“we all deal w trauma differently," she continued. "I of course didn’t find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious but it was unfortunate.”

Fans seemed to respond warmly to Grande's explanation, thanking her for responding.

The pop star responded in kind, telling them via tweet: “I hear and respect you all always."

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