Piers Morgan has criticised Ariana Grande for not visiting those injured by the suicide bombing at her concert.
But Piers replied. ‘Agreed. Might have been nice if @ArianaGrande had stayed to do the same.’
Grande was pictured landing at home in Florida the day after Monday’s attack which killed 22.
Piers’ tweet sparked immediate outrage, with one social media user called BristolSteve telling him: ‘Spectacularly ill thought out, that deserves a rethink, retraction and an apology.’
But Piers stuck to his guns, replying: ‘If the Queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see.’
To convince his followers that he would have done the same, he said: ‘I can 100 per cent guarantee you I would stay and visit those who had been killed or wounded watching me perform.’
Pop star Katy Perry praised Her Majesty writing on Twitter ‘God bless The Queen and her kind heart.’
Others criticised his judgement: ‘People grieve in different ways don’t be as bad as the evil that is about in this world by judging others.’
As always, Piers’ comments divided opinion as many agreed with the former newspaper editor.
One user called James said: ‘It’s easy to run back to LA and hide behind walls. The right thing would be to stay and comfort the families and grieve with them.’
Back home: Ariana Grande was seen for the first time since a suicide bomber set off an improvised device at her concert in Manchester on Monday night