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Fandoms are coming together to support each other following the Manchester bombing

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By Jessica Lynch

In the wake of the horrific terror attack that killed 22 concertgoers and injured 59, fandoms across the world are joining Arianators in solidarity to support Ariana Grande and those who were affected by the tragic event.

When the hash tag ‘#ThisIsNotYourFaultAriana’ began trending on Twitter, fans of One Direction, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, and more began reaching out to one another in a touching act of unity, tweeting to Ari that she was in no way to blame for the attack.

Meanwhile, celebs have also urged fans to band together during such a tough time, with singer Shawn Mendes displaying the black ribbon with bunny ears before the show, a symbol that has come to be known as a symbol for love and support.

Katy Perry also appeared on the Elvis Duran Show, speaking out on the importance of coming together, saying,

“No barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just coexist,” she said about online fandoms. "The greatest thing we can do now is just, like, unite as people, as, like, fanbases…all of it because, like, as much as, like, whatever we say behind people’s backs, cause the internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fanbases go, but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love one another.”

It’s awesome to see that fandoms can put their differences aside to support one another in such a dark time.