In the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester after Ariana Grande’s concert, Manchester will be giving honorary citizenship to the pop singer. She will be the first person to receive this kind of honor-ship.
Manchester is honoring the “Into You” singer for her “great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit” after the terror attack that occurred on May 22nd.
Grande had returned to Manchester for a One Love Manchester concert on June 4th, where she teamed up with Miley Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas.
Manchester has a new proposed system that will honor and recognize people who have contributed to the city greatly and for those who are from outside of Greater Manchester, will recieve citizenship.
Manchester city council leader Sir Richard Leese, said to the BBC, “This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.”
“We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May, with love and courage rather than hatred and fear,” he added.
“Ariana Grande exemplified this response. I think many people would already consider her an honorary Mancunian and we would be delighted, if the council approves the proposal, to make it official.”