Ariana Grande is really, really sorry! After already putting out a statement following her now infamous donut incident, the “Bang, Bang” singer has decided she’s got more to say — this time making a four minute video to tell fans how she really feels.
Grande hit the headlines on Tuesday, July 7, when TMZ released footage from Lake Elsinore, California’s Wolfee Donut Shop which showed her kissing her backup dancer, saying she hated America and then licking donuts which were subsequently bought by unsuspecting customers.
Soon after the footage was made public, the 22-year-old singer addressed her actions in a statement to Us Weekly, proclaiming herself to be “EXTREMELY proud to be an American” and trying to explain that her views on healthy eating were behind her actions in the donut store.
“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,” she said. “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,” she continued.
But as the days passed (and the furor increased), Grande had more time to reflect on her actions and decided to take another shot at saying sorry to her fans, this time without getting preachy.
Still recovering from her recent wisdom tooth extraction (which resulted in her canceling her MLB All-Star Game concert tomorrow, Saturday July 11), Grande addressed her fans in the lengthy video post, her face still appearing slightly puffy post-surgery.
“I wanted to make a video to apologize again for the whole donut fiasco and craziness, because I feel like the apology that I posted, I kind of missed my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was to busy preaching about my issues with the food industry,” the pony-tail loving star said in the clip posted to YouTube on Thursday, July 9. “So here I am, apologizing again. I was trying to get you to understand where I was coming from when I said what I said. But that’s not important and I’d rather just apologize,” she continued.
“I’ve actually never been prouder to be American, to be honest, with the advances that we’ve made in the past couple of months. So here I am apologizing to y’all, puffy cheeks and all. Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you have no idea is being taken is such a rude awakening, that you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself. Seeing how ugly it looks when you behave a certain way makes you want to never behave that way again. But you learn from it. I never want to be anything but a positive influence to my babes, and I feel like I let you all down which sucks,” she added.
Watch Grande’s entire, four minute sorry session in the video above.
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