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Ariana Grande Breaks Her Silence on Pete Davidson’s Manchester Arena Attack Joke

Over the last couple days, fans have noticed that Ariana Grande’s frequent Instagrams and tweets about fiancé Pete Davidson have become less frequent, right as outlets started picking up a story about an insensitive joke he reportedly made about Grande and the Manchester Arena terrorist attack at a standup event last fall. Fans voiced their concerns about Grande staying with a comedian who could joke about that, which she responded to this afternoon on Twitter.

For context: Davidson quipped, according to The Mirror, that Grande must have realized how famous she had become because “Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert.” That bombing killed 22 people and injured over 800 last May and deeply affected Grande. The singer spoke before about how she suffered from PTSD and anxiety after it. “I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry,” she told Vogue UK in its July issue.

On Twitter today, Grande admitted the joke disturbed her. “This has been very tough and conflicting on my heart,” she wrote. “He [Davidson] uses comedy to help people feel better about how f-ed up things in this world are. We all deal with trauma differently. I of course didn’t find it funny. It was months ago, and his intention wasn’t/is never malicious, but it was unfortunate.” Grande added, as more fans had voiced their concerns, “I hear and respect you all always.”

This article originally appeared on elle.com