Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Manchester Terror Attack: ‘Hate, Pride, Vengeance + Fear Are the Plague of the Earth’
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been in the news of late for rather aggressive comments concerning some backlash to the more pop-leaning sound of the band's One More Light album. But the terror attack that occurred at last night's Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has the singer taking on a different tone -- one of love and understanding.
"My heart goes out to the victims and families of those who lost their lives and were injured last night in Manchester," starts Bennington in a string of tweets. He continues, "As of today, my life's purpose is one of love and understanding. The world needs to change and that change comes from within. Hate, pride, vengeance and fear are the plague of the earth. Love, kindness, compassion, empathy and service to others are the cure."
He adds a challenge to his followers on Twitter, "Let's all choose to be a part of the cure. If we look outside ourselves to find love and peace we will ultimately fail. It has to come from within. Lead by example." See his string of tweets below.
At last count, 22 people had been confirmed dead and another 59 had been hospitalized as the result of a bomb that was detonated at the Manchester Arena. According to the New York Times, authorities believed the suicide bomber acted alone, but in the time since the news initially broke, ISIS has taken credit for the horrific action.
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