This is just detestable.
Following the deadly terror attack at her Manchester concert last month that left 22 people dead and 59 people injured, Ariana Grande vowed to return to the area and perform for her fans. Grande kept good on her promise and is being joined on the "One Love Manchester" charity concert this Sunday by tons of other artists like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Unfortunately, some who bought tickets to the show are now trying to sell those tickets on eBay, Perez Hilton reports.
Fans reported on social media that after the show literally sold out in mere minutes, tickets were being sold for as much as 400 pounds on eBay, which equals about $516. Considering that all ticket sales benefit the victims and families of those affected by the attack, it's a pretty deplorable act.
The UK branch of the site is fighting back, though.
"Please do not attempt to sell #OneLoveManchester tickets on our site. We are actively removing all listings & restricting sellers who try to," eBay UK wrote on Twitter. "This is completely against eBay rules. We are immediately removing all listings which attempt to profit unfairly from what happened."
That's not all. BBC News reports that Ticketmaster set aside tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the Ariana Grande concert, but 25,000 people applied for them. The company estimated that over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made.
"At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can — including extending today's deadline — to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets," the company said in a statement.
Good for them. Trying to profit off of a tragedy is just plain low.
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