In response to the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night, fellow pop star Katy Perry has some curious suggestions as to how people should respond to to the thread t of additional attacks: love, "coming together," with no borders, and that people should "co-exist."
Perry made the comments on the Elvis Duran And The Morning Show.
Great idea Katy! Why has nobody tried that before?
Not to pile on a pop star who probably means well, but this is absolutely idiotic. It's impossible to co-exist with people who want to kill you, and ISIS wants to kill Westerners. This is a rather basic fact. Suicide bombings aren't just things that happen randomly. The people of Manchester were doing just fine before someone following a twisted ideology took it upon himself to detonate a nail bomb in a crowd of concertgoers.
Judging from the responses of most people in Manchester--the people who have opened their homes, the acts of kindness given to the people at the concert, etc.--there's no shortage of love in the city, and Mancunians seem to be excellent people. That doesn't change the fact someone decided it was an admirable life choice to blow himself up next to an 8-year-old last night. No amount of "co-existence" is going to fix that, and why in the world would someone take a terrorist attack to push for "open borders"? Just stop, Katy.
(Also, it's fairly hypocritical for someone in a a longstanding feud with Taylor Swift to get all preachy about love and coexistence and fanbases coming together, but that's another issue for another day.)
Conversely, there's Morrissey, who has taken a slightly different approach to the whole thing. Morrissey released a blistering statement on Facebook decrying the elites of British society who will never have to fear being killed in a terrorist attack.
Morrissey issues a statement on the Manchester bombing. He is not having anymore of the UK's immigration status quo. pic.twitter.com/oEYn9YuK9R— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 23, 2017
I'll leave you with this from my colleague Guy Benson to ponder over: