Artist's Painting Honoring Manchester Lives Lost is Going Viral, But it Was Originally Created for Something Else

May 23, 2017May 23, 2017

A deadly explosion occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom on Monday. 22 people have been reported dead and nearly 60 injured, many of which are teenagers and children.

Originally, it was unknown whether the bombing was an act of terrorism or not, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber was identified as 23-year-old British citizen, Salman Abedi, and is believed to have acted alone.

A painting honoring the lives lost is currently going viral, but it’s odd considering that the painting was actually created in 2013, long before the attack at the 2017 concert. David Beckham, professional soccer player, even shared the painting as he expressed his condolences.

TMZ reported that the American artist, Mark E. Tisdale, is pleased that people are using his painting as a tribute to the victims and is not upset that the work was not signed off by him.

In addition, he has agreed to donate any proceeds made off of the Manchester flag painting towards ‘relief efforts’.

Please continue to pray for the victims and their families.

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