Multiple people have died and hundreds others have been injured after reports of explosions at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. A freelance writer for CBS, Yahoo!, and several other outlets thought that would be the perfect opportunity to make a joke.
Several social media users are demanding that the outlets Leavitt works for take disciplinary action. Others are simply voicing what we all want to.
@David_Leavitt you vile imbecile. Kids have just died. Have some respect.— Samar Khan (@Samar7) May 22, 2017
Last note: This is the same writer who once tweeted that President's Trump's death would bring him peace.
UPDATE: Leavitt has tweeted out an apology. But, as many have already noted, it's too late.
Sorry 4 offending. Didn't realize the magnitude of the tragedy. I always make stupid jokes about whatevers trending. Condolences 2 families— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 23, 2017