Kim Kardashian has come under fire for posting a picture of herself in a tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack on Monday.
At least 22 people – including children – are dead and more than 119 are injured after an ISIS suicide bomber targeted young gig-goers at a packed Ariana Grande concert.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday to share her shock and sympathies, the reality star, 36, shared a well-intentioned throwback snap of herself with sister Kendall Jenner and Ariana, which she accompanied with a touching post.
The mother-of-two wrote: ‘I’m praying for everyone in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking.
‘I can’t imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids.
‘Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose and have fun. It’s so scary to not feel safe in this world. My heart goes out to @arianagrande I love you.’
Despite her sweet words, several fans were offended by the choice of picture, as they questioned why Kim had included an image of herself in the tribute.
Outraged followers wrote: ‘@kimkardashian I actually can’t believe I’m reading a post of a pic you put up of yourself and @arianagrande at a concert.. when people have lost their children in such tragic circumstances.
‘Instead posting a picture of yourself maybe show some compassion and sincerity for all those poor people who have lost their kids?? So selfish such a terrible post and picture!!’
Some fans were quick to leap to Kim’s defence, reasoning that the reality star didn’t mean to cause offence.
‘She literally wrote a great, inspiring speech, but people don’t care about that and focus on the picture instead,’ one user wrote.
Another commented: ‘probably posted it cus it’s the only pic of them together, and she did say things about the victims , Ariana just must be dealing with it the worse so get off it with your paragraphs [sic].’
On Monday evening a suicide bomber – now named as Salman Abedi – blew himself up at Manchester Arena during Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour, killing 22 people.
ISIS have claimed responsibility after the terrorist set off a ball bearing bomb at an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 and injuring 119 in the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the 7/7 London bombings.
Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 26-year-old John Atkinson were among those killed. Of the injured, at least 12 were children were among 59 taken to hospital, with 60 others treated at the scene.
Ariana was one of the first stars to share her sympathies, posting: ‘Broken. From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. I don’t have words.’
She has now suspended her Dangerous Woman tour.