This is Patrick Millsaps
After the Manchester Attack, the entire world was rocked to its core. It was a disgusting and scummy thing done by a disgusting and scummy person. The tragedy resulted in 22 deaths, and 59 injured. Those affected and the families of those affected were traumatised. It happened in Ariana Grande’s concert, and she was greatly hurt and traumatised by it too.
She blamed herself.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
But the father of three wouldn’t stand it.
He wrote an open letter to Ariana Grande,
The letter reads:
Dear Miss Grande,
I am the father of three daughers– ages 13, 12 & 12. So, you have been a part of our family for years. On ocassion, your songs may have stayed on the radio AFTER I have dropped the girls off at school. I will neither confirm nor deny that I have personally seen every episode of “Sam & Kat.”
Since you are a part of our family and after reading a tweet you posted on the Twitter the other night; I’m afraid I need to set you straight girl. So listen up and recieve some redneck love from a daddy of daughters.
He goes on to list the three different things he believes Grande needs to hear.
#1. You don’t have a dadgum thing to apologize for.
If some [idiot] had gotten drunk and killed someone with his car next to your hotel in Manchester, would you feel responsible? If the night before your concert, a tornado had hit Manchester and tragically killed several people who were going to go to your concert; would you feel the need to apologize? You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts of morons near your hotel. Your text was some stinkin’ thinkin’ in that regard.
#2. In your line of work, you have so many experts who are now “strategizing” what you should do next (I used to be one of those “experts” when I managed talent). Tell them ALL to go take a powder, give them the month off, and tell them that if they call you within the next 30 days, they are fired!
These “experts” don’t have a freaking clue what you are processing right now. Spend time with your God, your family and you friends who will give you space and support when you need it.
#3. When and only when you are ready, on behalf of all dads who love your… um… whose daughter’s love your music, SING AGAIN.
Music is the international language of peace. Every time you open your mouth and share that incredible God-given gift to the world, you make this crappy world a little less crappy.
The letter is powerful and meaningful. And the terrorists which aim to separate and alienate us from our neighbours will fail and perish.