KHQ.COM - Security camera video of Ariana Grande licking unpurchased donuts at a donut shop with one of her backup dancers and then proclaiming that she "hate(s) Americans" got released earlier this week and many peoople were pretty upset about it.
On Wednesday, Grande tried to make amends by releasing a statement apologizing but the statement was not well received. Ariana didn't even address the act of licking the donuts she only tried to explain why she cursed and stated her hatred toward her own country. She basically said her frustration with "hating America" was directed at the fact that America has the highest childhood obesity rate and her disgust for how Americans put food in their bodies with total disregard for how unhealthy it is... hence her frustration and cursing at the donuts.
The statement reads in full:
"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 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.
- Ariana Grande"
Well, Ariana is once again trying to make amends and own up for her embarrassing actions. She released a video Thursday evening apologizing for the act.