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Ariana Grande Breaks Silence On Concert Explosion

Last night, we were saddened to report the horrific explosion that took place during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that left many dead and injured.

Ariana took to Twitter to comment on the tragedy and her statement is short but to the point.

“broken,” Grande tweeted. “from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

Her statement completely makes sense, as there are no words for such a terrible tragedy.

We had the chance to see Grande earlier this year, and she truly put on an amazing show.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, those injured, and their families.

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Manchester Arena Explosion – Police Confirm Fatalities

UPDATE: Police are reporting 19 dead and 50 injured.

As usual when something explodes there are conflicting reports. According to CNN (world leader in #fakenews) –

There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police.

In a Facebook post, Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured. Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available.”

According to our sources at The Dirty, both Ariana Grande and her mother are safe. We are also being told that this is a “possible ISIS attack” with 20 plus dead and a “nail bomb” was the weapon of choice.

More details to come once the smoke clears.

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HOCD Sounds Like You’re Probably Gay

While there’s always talk about gay, straight, and everything in between sexual-orientation wise, we couldn’t help noticing an article pop up on Esquire‘s UK website regarding straight men who are terrified they’re gay.

Specifically, the article discusses something called HOCDHomosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder– talking about men who are obsessed with the fact that they may be gay. There’s even treatments they mention for it- and, from googling, treatment centers to cure your HOCD.

One example they give is a man who was “obsessed with” gay porn even though he “didn’t fancy men” and the porn did “nothing” for him.

While HOCD may be a real thing, a straight man who starts to become obsessed with gay porn can’t be completely straight. We’re not saying they’re completely gay, either, but… if you’re watching gay porn and having thoughts about being gay, there’s got to be something a little deeper than just OCD. It sounds like you’re not suffering from a disorder, but may actually just be partially gay.

We live in a modern, very accepting world. Be who you want to be, whether that’s gay, straight, or somewhere in between. Just don’t blame it on a disorder. It sounds like you’re lying to yourself. #FORGY

https://thedirty.com/?p=2196361

BREAKING: Car Drives Into Pedestrians In Times Square NYC

UPDATE: Reports seem to have indicate that the driver of the car may have been drunk or impaired. Additionally, in a press conference, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Based on information we have at this moment, there is no indiciation that this was an act of terrorism.”

We are saddened to report breaking news that a car has driven into pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square, New York City.

According to the reports, ten people were hit by a Honda Sedan on 7th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd street. Thus far, one has died according to TMZ.

It is unknown if this was intentional or not, as it was in the horrific London incident.

TMZ notes that some of the buildings that are located near Tims Square are now on lockdown and that the driver is currently in custody.

We’ll update you as more information becomes available.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2196053

Exit The Unicorn Frap, Enter The Dragon Frap

Just when we thought we were done hearing about the ridiculous Unicorn Frappuccino, news has broken about a new frappuccino that is gaining steam.

According to a report from Yahoo! News, this is called the “Dragon Frappuccino,” and it’s what some baristas have made for customers who request a unicorn frap when they’re out of the ingredients to make one.

Yahoo! describes the unofficial “Dragon Frappuccino” as “a green tea frappuccino with vanilla bean powder and a berry swirl on the inside of the cup.”

So far on Instagram, the #DragonFrappuccino has gotten 143 posts, and it’s starting to be discussed many places. Again, to note, it’s not an official Starbucks product, but that’s not stopping it from gaining traction.

While we’re more than over this ridiculous mythical creature frappuccino nonsense, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2192839

We’re Over The Unicorn Frap Nonsense

As we recently reviewed, the Unicorn Frap from Starbucks was mostly a mixed bag. However, even days after the “limited release,” it’s still being discussed everywhere… and we’re over it.

Walking into Starbucks, you see signs about how it’s “sold out.” If it’s sold out, why do we need a huge sign in the store proclaiming that? Is it really so that people don’t ask the baristas, or is it to continue to drive up the hype surrounding the product?

We tend to think it’s the latter, as if it’s limited AND sold out, it will only continue to drive the conversation around this “mythical” drink that, frankly, we’ve had enough of hearing about.

In a world where there’s so much to focus on, we are literally racking our brains trying to figure out why there is so much chatter surrounding this ridiculous frappuccino that will only give you a sugar rush and fat cells as opposed to actually even giving you some energy.

It’s ridiculous, and we’ve had our fill… Is it Pumpkin Spice season yet?

https://thedirty.com/?p=2192369