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Ariana Grande’s gay brother speaks out about Manchester bombing

Frankie Grande has appeared on Broadway as Franz in the musical Rock of Ages

Ariana Grande’s older brother, Frankie Grande, has taken to social media to speak out about the bombing that took place last week after his sister’s concert in Manchester, England.

‘My prayers, thoughts, meditations and strength has been focused on those families and victims affected by the horrific tragedy in Manchester,’ Grande tweeted to his more than 1 million Twitter followers.

The terrorist attack killed 22 people including an 8-year-old girl and injured more than 50 others. Ariana Grande has planned a benefit concert for the victims.

‘I echo my sisters sentiment and say we can’t allow hate to propagate hate and fear to propagate fear, but rather come together and spread a message of love, unity, and empowerment,’ Frankie Grande also tweeted.

‘And so I say, as I have before, shine bright, and when evil comes to drown out your light, throw shade over your beautiful soul, shine brighter!’

Franke Grande, 34, has performed in the Broadway musicals Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia.

He was a contestant on the US reality show Big Brother in 2014 then later competed on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.

In 2015 he was a judge on the 2015 season of America’s Best Dance Crew.