On Tuesday, TMZ released a security video of Ariana Grande and her crew of extremely bored-looking friends making a scene at a doughnut shop. In the video Grande is caught licking (I repeat, LICKING) the doughnuts that were on display. She doesn't lick the beautifully made confectionary dreams that she and her friends are buying, she licks the ones that other people are meant to have. To add insult to injury, Grande scoffs at an employee and says rudely, "What the f--k is that?" when another tray of perfect treats are brought out in front of her. The story gets even weirder when grande remarks, "I hate Americans," and, "I hate America." On Wendesday, Ariana Grande released an apology to Buzzfeed and while it doesn't bring up the fact that she licked doughnuts (what gives?!), she does bring up a point that some viewers of the video may have missed before.
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my county. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the doughnuts, 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 of [sic] 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.
Obviously, Grande wanted to make it clear that her comment in the video, which some may have taken to be the singer condemning Americans for their food choices, wasn't meant to offend. And if you didn't take her comments that way, well, now it's clear that she was making a connection between the doughnuts and American eating habits when she said "I hate Americans."
Still, something else that is clear here is that Grande totally avoids brining up the fact that she licked the doughnuts. Many of her fans and others who viewed the video were upset about this and found it rude and wasteful:
You can take a look at the video yourself below: