A Timeline Of Ariana Grande Pissing Off Fans, Because Licking Doughnuts Isn't The First Time

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Ariana Grande performs on stage during the 29th annual NYC Pride: Dance On The Pier at Pier 26 on June 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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If you've taken an Internet sabbatical the last few days, let me fill you in: Ariana Grande was licking a tray of doughnuts, and she was caught on video doing it. The act was an alleged dare by dancer/possible boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, a dare that Grande really should have punked out of. The real kicker, though? In the video, Grande looks at a plate of beautiful little donuts and remarks, "What the f*ck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America." Wait, what the actual hell is this all about? But although #DonutGate marks the pop star's first assault on a baked good, this isn't the first time Grande has pissed off fans, and faced an onslaught of Internet backlash as a result. 

In fact, you could say Grande has a bit of a problem (haaaaa) with pissing people off. Some of it is attributed to the Mini-Mariah's rumored diva behavior. Some of it, like the side-eye-earning donut-licking, is just Weird City. Most of it, fairly, is still up for speculation and debate. Not everything has video proof that she's the worst, you know.

But, no, I'm being harsh. Whatever the case may be, we tracked the core of her career to find some of the most aggravating Grande moments that made people flip, though I'm sure the worst is yet to come.

June 2013: Justin Bieber kisses Grande, and Beliebers takes out the torches.

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This, of all the things on the list, is actually deeply unfair, but important to note. Bieber posted a picture of him kissing Grande on the cheek, and his legions of fans spewed hate to Grande all over Twitter. The 22-year-old later subtly defended herself on Twitter, saying, "Everyone, girls are allowed to be friends with guys. I'm a lady. Chill out."

June 2014: Grande receives hate after posting an angry TwitLonger about Marilyn Monroe.

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Grande, a huge fan of Monroe, sent happy birthday wishes in a quite unconventional way. That is, she attacked all of the star's nay-sayers, starting her (sizable and badly punctuated) message with, "So much hate for celebrating Marilyn's spirit on her birthday. I adore her work and have compassion for her inner sadness that she covered up on a daily basis that a******* like you made her feel in the first place!!"

Grande's fans later lashed back at her for glorifying someone with such a problematic past, and the TwitLonger was later deleted.

August 2014: Grande is cold to fans that won a contest to meet her.

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The contest winners' father, Dan O'Connor, wrote an entire angry blog post about the ordeal, but the crux of the issue is this. Grande, allegedly, was concise and rude to her fans, and especially got irritated after one of them presented her with her (contest-winning) drawing, and the other took a picture. She demanded to have the pictures deleted, and, in a series of alleged DMs, she claimed that she was taken aback by seeing a photo of her and her (recently deceased) grandfather.

But, according to O'Connor, that painting wasn't shown to Grande until waaaay after she demanded the photos would be deleted. The situation is still unclear, but it's safe to say the meet-and-greet didn't go well for anyone. 

September 2014: Grande wishes death on her fans.

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The short version? Grande was doing autographs for fans at a Manhattan radio station, and, as she was leaving, she allegedly said in the elevator, "I hope they all f*cking die."

Dude. Compared to all the rumors that have flown about Grande in the past, #DoughnutGate seems pretty tame by comparison.

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