British journalist Piers Morgan apologised to Ariana Grande saying he “misjudged” her in the wake of the Manchester tragedy.
When the 23-year-old pop star flew home to Florida, US to be with her loved ones after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her Manchester concert on May 22, Morgan insisted she should have instead stayed to visit her injured fans.
However, the One Love Manchester benefit concert Grande pulled off on Sunday night was enough to change the Good Morning Britain host’s mind about the star.
“I misjudged you, @ArianaGrande and I apologise. You’re an admirable young woman and this is a magnificent night. Respect. #OneLoveManchester,” Morgan tweeted.
Morgan complimented Grande several times throughout the night on Twitter for her “cracking voice” and the “fabulous show” she put on.
It was a far different tune to the one the 52-year-old had been singing two weeks ago.
Morgan criticised Grande after Katy Perry tweeted a photo of Queen Elizabeth II visiting one of the young girls injured in the Manchester attack, writing “God bless The Queen and her kind heart.”
Morgan replied with, “Agreed. Might have been nice if @ArianaGrande had stayed to do the same.”
Suggestions that Grande would have been deeply affected by the events of that night weren’t enough for Morgan, who wrote that she was probably not traumatised “as much as those killed and wounded”. (Post continues after gallery.)
“She should have stayed to visit her injured fans. I expected better from her. Her fans have been decimated. Stay, visit, comfort,” he wrote.
Grande later visited her injured fans and was snapped at several children’s bedsides at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Friday.
The One Love Manchester concert raised more than $3.4 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund to help victims of the attack.
The One Love Manchester will be rebroadcast tonight on Channel Nine at 8.45pm AEST.