This is what he said
David Leavitt and American reporter has been slammed for his sickening joke hours after the terror attack at the Arianna Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
Thousands of teenagers attended the concert on Monday night then there was an explosion around 10:30pm. Sadly, 22 young teenagers were killed and 59 were injured.
The arena can hold up to 21,000 people and is said to be the biggest concert hall in the UK.
Despite the horrific events of last night Leavitt who has claimed to work for CBS and Yahoo in the past. He said on Twitter: “Honestly, for over a year I thought an Ariana Grande was something you ordered at Starbucks.”
He added in another tweet: “MULTIPLE CONFIRMED FATALITIES at Manchester Arena. The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.”
This person outraged tweeted back to Leavitt saying:
Kids dying in a horrific tragedy isn’t when you launch your comedy career, @David_Leavit. pic.twitter.com/PX3KlFgfIi
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 22, 2017
Whilst the carnage was unfolding at the concert some people were able to take videos, one person tweeted this:
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
Hours later Leavitt deleted the tweet and then posted this some time later which was met with a barrage of of abuse from other people on Twitter:
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
This person tweeted this video showing many ambulances attending the scene:
— Juinacio™ ⚠️ (@Juinacio) May 22, 2017
Greater Manchester Police posted their statement on Twitter from last night’s horrific attack:
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
Politicians along with celebrities from around the world have been sending their sympathy to all in Manchester.