Britain is in mourning today after a suspected suicide bomber with possible terror network ties killed 22 people and injured 59 Monday night at a concert for an American pop star in Manchester.
Some people are still not accounted for after a nail bomb blew up, inflicting devastating injuries on a crowd filled with children and teenagers. Neighbors described the bomber’s behavior as suspicious in the weeks leading up to the attack, noting his tendency to loudly recite Muslim prayers in front of his house, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
On Tuesday, as investigators continue to look for answers, American pop superstar Katy Perry was asked her opinion of the bombing during an interview on the Elvis Duran radio show.
Perry said she felt devastated by the attack on fellow pop singer Ariana Grande’s concertgoers. But after Duran suggested that terrorist attacks of this nature will continue, she seemed to blame social media conversations in part on the attack.
Then she gave what sounded like her solution.
“Besides like all of the weird stuff that goes around on the internet, which is sometimes a great place but an absolute underbelly mob pit of horribleness, I think like the greatest thing that we can do now is just unite as people,” she explained.
“I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” she continued. “No barriers. No borders. We all need to just co-exist.”
“Tell everyone ‘I love you’ today,” she concluded.
Preventing terrorism might be a little more complicated than that, however, especially when a 23-year-old attacks children out of the blue without provocation.
Watch the two-minute interview with Perry below:
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