June 11, 2019 at 12:31 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Ariana Grande apologizes to fans for anti-LGBTQ protest outside concert

Ariana Grande. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Ariana Grande apologized to fans who encountered an anti-LGBTQ protest outside of the “Thank U, Next” singer’s concert in Atlanta on Friday.

A couple of men were protesting outside of the concert venue with a rainbow sign with the word “pride” crossed out. The fans banded together to protest back and the sign was thrown. A speaker and headset were also knocked over. A fan also threw a drink on one of the protestors. The protestors were eventually driven out of the area as fans sang “Na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.”

Grande responded to the video clips on Twitter writing,” man… saddened but not surprised by this one bit. i’m so sorry any of my fans had to encounter this. we will do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen again. proud of u all for not fighting / engaging violently. never worth it. wishing him peace & a healed heart cause girl yikes.”

She added: “he is highly outnumbered. you are all so celebrated and loved and safe.”

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