Freelance writer draws wrath of internet after making Manchester joke

(WCMH) – A freelance writer has earned the wrath of Twitter after making a joke at the expense of the people who died after a Manchester Ariana Grande concert.

David Leavitt, whose verified Twitter account lists him as a freelance writer for CBS, AXS, Yahoo!, and Examiner, published the following tweets shortly after the news of the explosion in Manchester broke:

The response from other Twitter users was swift.

Leavitt later added a tweet asking ‘Too soon?’ before apologizing for his insensitivity in another tweet. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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