Kim Kardashian Deleted Her Message About The Manchester Attacks After An Intense Backlash

    Kim, like many other celebrities, shared a photo of herself with Ariana Grande to offer her support. However, after she was criticised for "making herself the focus", the image was removed.

    After a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people on Monday night, many celebrities spoke out in support of both Ariana and the victims.

    One of those celebrities was Kim Kardashian, who took to Twitter to say her heart was breaking for the parents of the children who were killed in the attacks.

    I can't imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids 💔

    She also said she was "praying" for all those affected.

    I'm praying for everyone in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking.

    Kim is friends with Ariana Grande. In fact, just two months ago she took North West to one of her concerts where the trio hung out together backstage.

    So later in the day, Kim shared a message of support specifically for Ariana. She shared this image of herself with Kendall Jenner and Ariana at what appears to be a concert.

    She posted the image alongside a caption expressing sadness that the attack had occurred at a concert where people should feel free and liberated.

    In fact, this was an opinion held by many people in the wake of the attacks.

    Concerts are supposed to be a safe place where you can forget everything and have the time of your life. My prayers go out to Manchester

    concerts are supposed to be a safe place, a happy place and not a place of panic, fear and death

    However, Kim's post received instant backlash, with many people criticising her for posting a photo of herself.

    @KimKardashian @ArianaGrande The need for you to post a pic of yourself...disgusting

    Kim Kardashian is the only person who would post a picture of themselves as a "tribute" to the Manchester bombing... actually sad 🙄😫

    Some even called her "narcissistic".

    The malfunction of @KimKardashian with her Narcissistic personality disorder is disgusting.

    The comments appeared to overlook the fact that other celebrities, including Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, and Miley Cyrus, had also shared photos of themselves with Ariana in their messages of support.

    And a couple of people wondered whether those criticising Kim had noticed that Ariana was also in the picture too.

    @jennyclairefox @KimKardashian @ArianaGrande do you not see ariana in the pic.

    But others replied saying that the "rule of thirds" meant that the eye would be "drawn to Kim".

    @colIarbone @WilliamBill2013 @jennyclairefox @KimKardashian @ArianaGrande Rule of thirds means eyes will be natural…

    However, the backlash continued.

    @StephanieSidley @KimKardashian Wow! That's a new low..

    Some people said Kim shouldn't have posted a message at all, and instead done "something useful".

    @KimKardashian Why don't you donate money to the families affected or up the security at that venue, or do something USEFUL

    Soon her Instagram comments were completely flooded with negativity.

    And it appears that the backlash drove Kim to remove the post from both Twitter and Instagram.

    Deleting the post also received criticism.

    @KimKardashian We're never going to forget when you posted an inappropriate pic and made the #Manchesterbombing all…

    However, plenty of people defended Kim.

    @StephanieSidley @KimKardashian It's her & Ariana at a concert, she meant well. She only deleted it because of ridi…

    And referenced the fact that she'd shared other messages too.

    @StephanieSidley @marctva @KimKardashian It's a pic of her and Ariana what's the issue? That was one of multiple tw…

    Others said that the post was clearly "trying to show compassion for Ariana".

    @StephanieSidley @KimKardashian I do not believe at all that she was trying to shine light away from those affected…

    While plenty simply thanked Kim for speaking out.

    @KimKardashian Thank you for speaking out kim