Ariana Grande’s Manager Stands with ‘Children of Syria’ After Manchester Bombing


Scooter Braun, manager for pop star Ariana Grande, took to Twitter Wednesday to share his response to the deadly Manchester terror attack that occurred Monday following the singer’s concert, encouraging his followers to respond to the attack with “love and joy” and to stand in solidarity with the city and with the “children of Syria.”

“I will honor those that r lost by living each day full,” Braun tweeted. “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 can’t allow it. Fear cannot rule the day.”

“More people die each year from car crashes than terrorism. Yet I will get in my car. I will choose to live then to be afraid,” the 35-year-old wrote.

Braun’s comments come in the wake of a suicide bombing attack carried out by Salman Abedi that claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens more injured, many of them young children. British authorities have arrested several other suspects in connection with the deadly bombing.

Braun, who represents other pop superstars, including Justin Bieber, says he will stand with Manchester, Jakarta — the Capital of Indonesia, which was rocked by a suspected suicide bomber Wednesday — and “the children of Syria.”

“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. With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness. Fight on,” he wrote.

The celebrity manager concluded his lengthy social media screed by suggesting that people respond to Monday’s attack with “love and joy.”

“Goodnight world. Tomorrow I live full. I will honor all of u by laughing loving and living,” Braun added. “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!”


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