Eminem Slammed for Comparing Himself to Attacker of Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert
Eminem dropped his surprise album late last night, however, some were quick to point and call him out for comparing himself to the suicide bomber responsible for the Manchester attack back in 2017
Rapper Eminem just dropped his new album as a surprise to his fans and while many are in awe of the star, some are pointing out the singer’s inconsideration. According to many, a song in Eminem’s latest album portrays that he is putting himself in the shoes of the suicide bomber who attacked Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert back in 2017. The attack had killed about 22 people and the song has been drawing a lot of criticism ever since it was released last night with many saying that it was downright insensitive.
The song titled Unaccommodating, reads: “I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game, like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.” Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester has denounced the lyrics, reported BBC. He said, “This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected. Eminem’s publicist was also reached out for a comment who has since declined to say anything on the matter. While the reference to the Manchester attack on Unaccommodating drew the most negative reaction on social media, Eminem also likens himself in the song to the serial killer John Wayne Gacy and mentions Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
The attack at the arena back in 2017 was conducted by a suicide bomber who detonated explosives that were stuffed with bolts, nails and ball bearings. It was the deadliest attack in Manchester since 1996. On the other hand, Eminem is no stranger to controversy. Unaccommodating is the second song in which the he has referred to the Manchester attack. He also rapped about it in a freestyle song back in 2018. However, despite the latest news, many also claim that just days after the Manchester attack, Eminem had teamed up with the British Red Cross to raise over $2 million for the victims.