Ariana Grande Licks Donut, Says ‘I Hate America,’ Cancels MLB All-Star Performance
Head in the clouds, got no weight on her shoulders. She should be wiser and realize that she’s got one more problem with everyone.
Cringe-worthy lede aside, Ariana Grande has a problem: TMZ obtained surveillance footage of the pop singer getting a little touchy-feely with her new boyfriend in a Lake Elsinore, Calif., donut shop. Their tongue action eventually involved daring each other to lick powdered donuts on the counter while staff weren’t looking.
And when showed some kind of donut that was foreign to the singer, she said, “What the fuck is that? I hate America. I hate Americans.”
Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida.
And wouldn’t you know it, Grande has now pulled out of her performance at next week’s MLB All-Star Game concert. No one knows whether it was related to the donut-licking scandal, but one can only speculate.
Watch below, via TMZ:
UPDATE — 12:25 p.m. ET: TMZ’s sources indicate Grande is apologetic for her remarks, and regrets “fat-shaming” people over the grotesquely large donut placed in front of her:
We’re told Ariana’s telling people close to her she’s embarrassed about the comments she made while in the donut shop … saying she hates America and Americans.
We’re told she was indeed merely reacting to the massive donuts that had just been placed in front of her — but she realizes her reaction was inappropriate. Our sources say she realizes obesity is a serious issue, and she shouldn’t have made fun of it.
On the patriotic front — we’re told, “She’a a proud American. Especially in light of all the recent progress for equality in our country.”
As for the MLB concert … we’re told it’s 100% due to the oral surgery she had.
UPDATE — 3:37 p.m. ET: Buzzfeed News tweeted an extended statement of apology from Grande, explaining why she won’t be performing at the concert. It did not, however, elaborate on her donut-licking.
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words. As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me. We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies. We need to demand more from our food industry. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better. As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show. I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.
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