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Ariana Grande Apologizes for “I Hate America” Donut-Licking Video

Ariana Grande in 2015.Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock

UPDATE: Ariana Grande released a statement to Us Weekly, saying: “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 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.”

Original Story: Looks like Ariana Grande has one more problem. In newly released TMZ footage from Wolfee Donuts’ security camera, the pop star, 22, exhibits some bizarre behavior.


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The “Love Me Harder” singer made a trip to the Lake Elsinore, Calif. shop on Saturday, July 4, and she was spotted passionately kissing one of her backup dancers Ricky Alvarez. Innocent enough, right?

Things took a turn when she moved her tongue away from Alvarez and onto some un-purchased donuts. When the clerk had her back turned, Grande took several sniffs and licks of some unsuspecting pastries.

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To make matters worse, when one of the Wolfee Donuts employees brought out a tray of freshly glazed treats, the Nickelodeon alum declared, “What the f—k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America! That’s disgusting.” Happy July 4th!

Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez kissing. Youtube

Since the incident was released online, Grande has pulled out of the MLB All-Star Game concert this upcoming Saturday, July 11. She will be replaced by “Cool for the Summer” songstress Demi Lovato.

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“I’m so excited to be headlining the MLB All-Star Concert,” Lovato said in a statement. “I hope my fans in Cincinnati are ready to get ‘Cool for the Summer!’”

Grande’s rep says that her departure from the event has nothing to do with the donut video and is instead a result of a recent wisdom tooth surgery.

On July 6, the ponytail-loving star tweeted, “peace out, final three wisdom teeth. been real. (i feel like ass).”

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