Ariana Grande Benefit Met With Fake Claims For Free Tickets
In the wake of the bombings at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last month, the pop star decided to host a benefit show on June 4 — along with stars like Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and others — to raise money for the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.”
However, Ticketmaster has revealed some setbacks that have unfolded with the ticket process.
According to the site, it has set aside 14,200 tickets for those who were at the May 22 concert, so they could attend for free. More than 25,000 people applied for those free tickets, however, there have been over 10,000 "unscrupulous applications."
The site stated, "We are doing everything we can — including extending today's deadline — to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets."
The "Into You" singer first tweeted about the "One Love Manchester" show on May 30 and provided a link for those who were interested in purchasing tickets.
Lauren Thorpe, mother of 8-year-old Lily, who underwent surgery for a shrapnel wound in her back, said Grande was “unbelievable” when meeting with her fans at the hospital, according to CNN.
The star also posted a detailed note on social media following the attack, which showed how deeply affected she was by the incident.
Grande's letter read, "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and live more kindly and generously than we did before."
If you are not able to attend the Manchester benefit concert, you can learn how to watch it here.