Ariana Grande’s Half-Brother Frankie Supports Star After Donut-Licking Disaster

Frankie and Ariana Grande
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No more problems? Ariana Grande's half-brother, Frankie Grande, is supporting the singer amid her donut disaster. The Big Brother Season 16 alum gave his sis a shout-out via Twitter on Thursday, July 9.

"U made a mistake & r being JUDGED very HARSHLY for it but ur doing the right thing in the face of it & I'm so proud," Frankie, 32, wrote, also retweeting Grande's apology video.

He added: "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her. #WeForgiveYouAriana."

Earlier this week, the "Problem" pop star, 22, was caught on tape saying she hates America and licking donuts from the Wolfee Donut Shop in Lake Elsinor, Calif., which were then sold to unknowing customers. The store's owner, Joe Marin, told Us Weekly that she also allegedly spit on a few of the treats.

"She was being rude. She kept telling my employee — an experienced donut server — she came to buy six donuts. She kept wanting the donuts in the back because my bakers were baking at that time. So my employee kept going in the back to go get the donuts that they were baking, [then] she brought them out there and put them on top of the donut display, and [Grande] sent her to go get some more," he told Us of Grande, who also kissed her backup dancer Ricky Alvarez on camera. "I saw they were getting a kick out of it and the two friends she brought, they saw what he did, too."

Grande has since apologized twice for the incident, most recently addressing the situation in a video she posted on Thursday night. "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 too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry," she said. "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."

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