Tragedy

Mom of gay Manchester victim has been bullied online in the wake of attack

29-year-old Martyn Hett was one of 22 people who’ve lives were cut tragically short after a suicide bomber detonated a device at a May 22 Ariana Grande concert.

Now, his mother, Figen Murray, is coming forward to share her experiences online in the wake of the attack as she mourns her son’s death.

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She alleges she’s been the target of online trolls ever since the tragedy, many of whom are criticizing her composure and saying that she doesn’t appear angry enough.

Speaking to LGB, she states the obvious by admitting her “heart is bleeding” despite the fact that she’s seemingly remaining calm:

“We do cry at home. We cried in bed last night. But there’s no guide book about how to deal with this kind of thing.”

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She added that she wouldn’t want to react angrily or with hate since the outpouring of goodness has “far outweighed the darkness” of the tragedy.

You can watch the entire interview below:

h/t: Attitude