Eminem has stirred up controversy with his song "Unaccomodating". With its reference to the Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande's concert, Twitter fans are not welcoming to such a dark reference. “I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game/Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,” he rapped.
The Mayor of Manchester also addressed the song as "disrespectful" to every victim and their loved ones. “This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected,” he told BBC.
The mother of Martyn Hett, who died in the attack, weighed in on Twitter. “Feels like he is piggybacking on the fame of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber and says distasteful things about other celebrities,” Figen Murray wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “Not clever. Totally pointless. And before all Eminem fans pounce on me, I am not interested and will not engage.”
Hett’s former partner, Russell Hayward, also expressed his disappointment with the song via Twitter. “It’s disappointing but not surprising that #Eminem would use controversial lyrics about the Manchester bomb, dragging the victims’ families & Ariana back into a very dark time,” he said. “Not sure how popular he is these days but I hope any success he gets from the back of this is worth it.”