Scotty T slammed for 'using Manchester terrorist attack to flirt with Ariana Grande'

Geordie Shore star Scotty T has been slammed by his Twitter followers after he seemingly used the terrorist attack in Manchester last night as an excuse to flirt with Ariana Grande.

Ariana has been left ‘broken’ after a suicide bomber killed 22 of her concert-goers, some as young as eight, as they left her show at Manchester Arena at 10.30pm last night, also injuring 59 others.

Scotty’s Twitter account sent an ‘insensitive’ message to Ariana.
Scotty’s Twitter account sent an ‘insensitive’ message to Ariana.

Shortly after news of the attack broke, Scotty took to Twitter to write: “Thoughts going out to all the victims and their familys in Manchester right now and you @ArianaGrande!! #fancyacuddle [sic]”.

Understandably, the ‘insensitive’ tweet sparked a lot of backlash and a while later it was deleted, with Scotty claiming that he had been hacked.

Writing this morning, he explained: “Hi, apologies to anyone offended last night – my Twitter was hacked.

The tweet has since been deleted.
The tweet has since been deleted.

“Anyone who follows me knows I would not tweet anything so disgusting.”

He went on to claim that as soon as his team found out about the “hack” they worked with Twitter to regain access to the account and delete the offending message, however, some of his followers remained dubious:

Scotty went on to insist that his account was hacked in a statement to The Mirror, saying: “Sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by a tweet sent from my account last night. My Twitter account was hacked.

“Manchester is a city I know and love. I send love and support to all those involved in this horrible, cowardly attack and join the UK and the rest of the world in sadness and solidarity.”

At least 22 people were killed in the attack.
At least 22 people were killed in the attack.

It has been confirmed that an eight-year-old girl, Saffie-Rose Roussos, is among the 22 victims of the attack, with many other teenagers and children still missing.

Ariana is said to be “in hysterics” following the horrifying incident and has taken to Twitter to apologise for what has happened to her fans.

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