A video surfaced yesterday showing Ariana Grande licking a donut at the behest of her new-ish backup dancer boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez. The two were in the Wolfee Donuts shop in Lake Elsinore, California last Saturday, where a security camera captured them smooching and licking powdered donuts that they DIDN’T EVEN PURCHASE. To think that some unsuspecting senior in Lake Elsinore inadvertently exchanged saliva with Grande… Anyway, at one point during the video Grande announced, “I hate America” while looking at an enormous plate of oversized donuts as a friend made their purchase. It was the fourth of July. Today Grande issued a statement asserting that her snarky comment stemmed from frustration with climbing rates of childhood obesity and that her MLB All-Star Game performance was not cancelled because she hates America:
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
She’s not sorry about licking those donuts, though… watch the video below.
UPDATE: Now police are investigating!