Journalist Jokes About Dead Children in Response to Manchester Bombing

A self-described contributor to multiple news outlets, including CBS and Yahoo!, posted an ill-advised joke about the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people.

David Leavitt, after addressing the fact that there had been “multiple confirmed fatalities” in Manchester, scoffed “The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.”

A sickening response by a clearly sick individual.


Via the Daily Caller:

A Boston-based freelance writer disgustingly used the Manchester terrorist attack to make jokes about Ariana Grande’s music and name.

“MULTIPLE CONFIRMED FATALITIES at Manchester Arena. The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too,” David Leavitt, a freelance writer who has written for CBS and Yahoo, tweeted.

Leavitt tweeted another tasteless joke shortly after, writing, “Honestly, for over a year I thought an Ariana Grande was something you ordered at Starbucks.”

Leavitt has since deleted the original tweet “since so many people asked,” but not before spending hours issuing snarky statements to those who took offense.

I saw your face #AndThenIStartedToLaugh

— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 23, 2017

Imagine if everyone who cursed at me donated a nickel to charity?

— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 23, 2017


Better yet, imagine if every journalist who thought they could make jokes after a terrorist attack donated their salary to charity.

I’ve delete the tweet since so many people asked

— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) May 23, 2017


How about deleting the tweet because you recognize it was vile and disgusting and that you’re clearly not a good person?

At no point did Leavitt acknowledge that he made a mistake. He followed up his original joke with a sarcastic “too soon?”


The only moment of comeuppance Leavitt expressed came in this tweet, hours after the original.

Sadly, that’s an outright lie.

Leavitt’s original message included the words “multiple confirmed fatalities,” yet he later tried to say “Didn’t realize the magnitude of the tragedy?”

That didn’t fly with people …

@David_Leavitt Dude, no. Delete and sincerely apologise to save yourself a shred of grace and dignity. Don’t just carry on joking, you plum.

— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) May 22, 2017

@David_Leavitt you’re an embarrassment to boston (and earth). what if someone said this shit after the marathon bomb? don’t be an asshole for attention.

— abdul ???? (@Advil) May 22, 2017


And that is exactly what Leavitt was doing. Being a jacka** for attention.

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