Adult baby Ariana Grande says she’s sorry for saying “I hate Americans” and “I hate America” in a recently leaked video of her in a donut shop over Fourth of July weekend.
Grande made headlines earlier this week after TMZ posted video footage of the pint-sized Pop star and her new backup dancer boyfriend Ricky Alvarez inside Wolfee Donuts making out and taking turns licking pastries while playing a friendly game of truth of dare.
At one point, Ariana, after receiving a tray of fresh donuts, blurted out: “What the fuck is this? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
But Ariana (who we have to remember is just a wittle baby) says she doesn’t hate America at all, and her comments were totally taken out of context. In fact, she’s “EXTREMELY proud to be an American.”
In a lengthy statement to BuzzFeed, Ariana apologizes for her comments towards her country, saying that they were made in jest due to her being an “advocate for healthy eating.”
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my county. 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.
TL;DR: Sorry for saying I hate America and Americans. I really hate donuts and America’s childhood obesity rates. Not sorry for licking that donut though.