NBC: Celebrations After Bin Laden's Death 'Confusing' to Children

In a report on Friday's NBC Today, news anchor Natalie Morales profiled children who were born after the September 11th attacks and noted how celebrations following the death of Osama Bin Laden in May were "thrilling and confusing" for those children.

One girl worried: "I just don't think it's right to celebrate that somebody died, because they were all like, 'Oh, yay, he died, hooray!' But it's just not very nice to celebrate that somebody died." A boy observed: "I would celebrate a little, but at the same time I wouldn't."

Back in May, Today contributor and psychiatrist Gail Saltz warned of celebrations following Bin Laden's death being "very disturbing" to children and that "a lot of people who, in the impulse of the moment, reacted in a way that later on they may not be happy about."        
 

Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC