KATY PERRY, LORDE AND OTHER ARTISTS REFUSE TO CANCEL THIS WEEKEND'S SHOW IN ENGLAND AFTER FATAL BOMBING
By: Mira Kelley
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TMZ has reported some information that I find slightly disturbing. This weekend in Manchester the BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Saturday and Sunday music festival is taking place. This will be happening after the tragic bombing that took place after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed about 22 and injured almost 59.
Some artists have already canceled this weekend's music event out of respect however, Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Lana Del Ray, Shawn Mendes and Imagine Dragons think that the show must go on and still plan to perform. The crowd at this festival is said to be 50,000 people deep most of which are young.
I just find this to be inconceivable at such a time of mourning for England. Not only will continuing the show potentially put concert goers and artists at risk of another attack but it disregards the severity of the tragedy that recently occurred. I honestly believe that the country will step in and pull the plug on this event soon though as security levels are still on red alert. Too soon, I'm sorry.