(July 8, 2015) — Ariana Grande has sure started off her week on a super weird (and rude) note.
In surveillance footage obtained by TMZ, the pop star is seen licking a donut in a bakery. The only problem? She did not then purchase the donut she licked.
Since the video is grainy, it’s hard to tell if she actually made contact with the donut, but TMZ reports that those in the shop say “it was definitely too close for their liking.” And, to make matters worse, the singer is then heard saying, “What the f*** is that? I hate Americans. I hate America,” when an employee brings out a tray of more donuts.
Of course, some people didn’t take too kindly to her antics.
— Chip Coffey (@chipcoffey) July 8, 2015
Ariana Grande said she hates America. Lol, her career just jumped off a cliff
— Young Ashy God (@AshyVandross) July 8, 2015
Dear @ArianaGrande, your hatred of America and Americans is noted. You should reject all $$ made here and go live somewhere else. – Mgmt
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) July 8, 2015
Ariana Grande hates America because of donuts? Weird, I love america because of donuts 🍩❤️🇺🇸
— Morgan Massengill (@radgirlmorgan) July 8, 2015
Following Grande’s strange donut video going public, the singer announced that she is pulling out of the MLB All-Star Concert, which is set to air on July 14. Grande’s representative said on Wednesday (July 8) that the singer will not be performing because she had some of her wisdom teeth taken out on Monday. Demi Lovato is set to replace Grande.
People don’t seem too upset about the All-Star Game lineup change.
— The 🐰 FOO (@PolitiBunny) July 8, 2015
Closing out the cycle, Grande issued an apology on Wednesday afternoon:
“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 the highest child obesity rate 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.
– Ariana Grande”