Social media mocked pop singer Katy Perry for politicizing the terror attack Monday night in Manchester, England, and using the horrific event to promote a liberal agenda.
"You know I can't really tell anyone else how they should feel but I just feel devastated," she said on "The Elvis Duran Show" Tuesday when asked about the attack. "The thing of it is, you know, besides all the weird stuff that goes around on the internet, which is, you know, sometimes a great place, but an absolute you know underbelly mob pit of horribleness, I think that the greatest thing that we can do now is just unite as people, as fan bases, all of it, you know?"
"Cuz I think like, there, like," she continued, "as much you know, whatever we say behind people's back, cuz the internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go, but I think that the greatest thing we could do is just unite and love on each other, and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist."
Listen to the interview here (relevant portion begins at 3:30 mark):
The Manchester attack appears to be the work of Manchester-born 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Muslim man of Libyan descent. Police believe Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena on Monday evening as attendees were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. The explosion carried shrapnel, including nails, that ripped into the victims, killing 22 and injuring 59. Authorities are investigating the incident as a terror attack, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
Many took to Twitter to mock the pop music star's suggestion that borders with no barriers were the answer to solving terrorism in the world.
No barriers, no borders, no brain cells #KatyPerry— JCorrado (@JCorrado)1495594443.0
@katyperry Your "No barriers No borders" response to #Manchester is revolting. Publish YOUR home address & get rid of ALL of your security!— ❌ Laney (Lanell White)❌ (@❌ Laney (Lanell White)❌)1495568735.0
Katy Perry says NO BORDERS. . Katy, don't you have a few extra rooms for some newly arrived refugees? put your money where your mouth is— Stonewall Jackson (@Stonewall Jackson)1495579185.0
I see that Katy Perry has responded to #manchesterterrorattack by demanding "Open Borders". That's an impressive level of stupid.— David Vance (@David Vance)1495573263.0
Perry wasn't the only one to politicize the terror attack for the sake of a left-wing political agenda. A CNN analyst suggested that perhaps the attack could have been a right-wing cover-up — social media was just as unkind to him as it was to Katy Perry.