Eminem criticised for comparing himself to Manchester Arena bomber

Eminem has been criticised for comparing himself to the perpetrator of the Manchester Arena terror attack by the brother of one of the victims.

In the song Unaccommodating, the US rapper said: "I'm yelling 'bombs away' on the game, like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."

Dan Hett, whose brother Martyn was killed in the suicide bombing, said that the lyric was "lazy" and designed to help him sell his music to people "with poor taste in hip hop".

He added: "He's Ricky Gervais in a baseball cap."

Eminem makes the comparison between himself and Salman Abedi on his new album Music To Be Murdered By.

The cover art for the album features a photo of the rapper, who is also known as Marshall Mathers, holding both a gun and an axe to his own head and was tweeted by him alongside the caption: "It's your funeral..."

The line about the terror attack is followed by a sound effect of a bomb detonating.

Eminem was also criticised for the lyric on social media.

One Twitter user said that "if Eminem had any amount of decency he would remove the song from all platforms".

"It's completely unnecessary and damaging."

The bombing came just minutes after US pop star Grande had finished performing at the Manchester Arena in May 2017.

The attack killed 22 people and injured hundreds more.

Grande has said there is a lot she will "probably never be ready to talk about" concerning the attack, adding that she "couldn't believe it was real".

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2001 file photo, Elton John, left, and Eminem appear together after performing a duet near the end of the 43rd annual Grammy Awards, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Anti-gay sentiments have been entrenched in hip-hop for decades. Eminem, widely known for offensive lyrics toward homosexuals, has joined Jay-Z in saying people of the same-sex should be able to love one another. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
Editorial Use Only and No Merchandising: American rap singer Eminem performing on stage at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester, during the first gig of his brief UK tour.
Editorial Use Only and No Merchandising: American rap singer Eminem goes into the crowd, during his concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in Manchester.
Sir Elton John (right) presents the award for Best International Male Solo Artist to American rap star Eminem, at The Brit Awards 2001, at Earls Court in London.
Kelis, Marilyn Manson and Eminem on stage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2002, at the Palazzo Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.
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Eminem, left, and Dr. Dre perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
U.S. rapper Eminem performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Marshall Mathers III, known as rap star Eminem, right, listens to his attorney Walter Piszczatowski, left, address the judges in Mount Clemens, Mich., April 10, 2001. Piszczatowski is an attorney who has carved out a niche representing musicians who have had brushes with the law. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Along with his new album, Eminem also shared the music video for his track Darkness, which appears to have been inspired by the October 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting that claimed the lives of 58 people.

The footage shows a middle-aged white man firing an automatic weapon at concert-goers from a hotel room window.

The message "When will this end? When enough people care" appears on screen at the end of the video and viewers are also urged to register to vote to change gun laws in the US.

Eminem has been contacted for comment.

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Police are seen outside the Manchester Arena in northern England where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super
Concert goers react after fleeing the Manchester Arena in northern England where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: People leave Victoria Station adjacent to Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Dawn breaks over Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Police escort members of the public from the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A police officer escorts people near to Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Police and fans close to the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Medics deploy at the scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, England on May 23, 2017. British police said early May 23 there were 'a number of confirmed fatalities' after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Ambulances were seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue and police added in a statement that people should avoid the area / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Members of the public are escorted from the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Police stand by a cordoned off street close to the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Police officers stand at the Miller Street and Corporation Street Crossroads, in front of the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. An explosion occurred at Manchester Arena as concert goers were leaving the venue after Ariana Grande had performed. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed 19 fatalities and at least 50 injured. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
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