Top Stories

Ariana Grande Apologizes For 'I Hate America' Video

Ariana Grande Apologizes For 'I Hate America' Video

Ariana Grande has released a statement after she was caught on security camera footage saying “I hate America.”

The 22-year-old singer was seen in the video with her backup dancer (and rumored new boyfriend Ricky Alvarez) while stopping in the Wolfee Donuts shop. They seemingly licked some of the donuts on display before Ariana made the comments about 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,” Ariana said in a statement. “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.”

Click inside to read the rest of Ariana Grande’s statement on the video…

“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. 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.”

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Ariana Grande

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Lionel Richie might be joining the cast of American Idol! - TMZ
  • Pretty Little Liars' Melissa Hastings is debunking all of those fan theories - Just Jared Jr
  • Shonda Rhimes slams Bill Cosby's sexual assault town hall meetings with one tweet - TooFab
  • Find out who snagged the No. 1 spot on THR's Top TV Personalities chart! - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Lorde reveals the meaning behind her new song "The Louvre" - Just Jared Jr
  • ivy

    She mentioned nothing, in her statement, about her disgusting licking of the donuts. I don’t acre what your views are about obesity, it is totally unacceptable and gross to put your mouth on food that will be sold, unknowingly, to the public. She clearly is a disrespectful, obnoxious brat.

  • Esoteric11

    Diva. You don’t have to go to the donut shop .

  • kellyf

    The girl buying donuts at the donut shop was disgusted by the fact that Americans eat unhealthy donuts. Ok Ariana, whatever you say. Also, fire your PR people. That was the worst back-tracking statement I’ve ever read. No apology at all would have done less damage than this statement.

  • arianacunt

    I am confused. This idiot is lecturing us for being fat and the little &&&& was at a donut shop buying donuts? I am extremely confused.

  • Jenn Langevin

    WTF? That didn’t make any sense. How did an apology turn into a statement on child obesity? She was the one in the donut shop buying and licking those unhealthy donuts!

  • millerz

    She’s deflecting the issue being about her to an issue in America. Trying to take the attention off her and put it on something else. Everyone has a right to eat what they want. There’s a lot more crap served in America than other places, that’s true, but why the heck was this health conscious girl in a donut shop shopping for and licking donuts? For someone who’s so health conscious clearly she doesn’t care about the health of others bc that is nasty and so unsanitary.

  • Stacee

    hahahaha ….does she also believe Americans are stupid because only someone stupid as hell would believe this statement regarding her disgusting behavior was genuine. You’re talented yes, but disingenious, entitled heart can be seen a mile away….example THIS VIDEO.

  • hanksr

    What she did was piggish. And to apologize for something disgusting just because you were caught on video is even worse. Trying to turn this episode into a social statement is embarrassing.

  • Jenny from the flop

    Oh, so she spit on th donuts to save us all from eating them and getting fat? What an idiot. What was she even doing there then?

  • Kaitlyn

    I used to think she was adorable….But then she opened her mouth.

  • Kaitlyn

    Yet she still goes to sleep thinking she did the world a favor by “teaching” everyone about stuff we already know.

    It must be such a surreal life to be young and surrounded by publicists and sycophants.

  • devvv

    That’s the dumbest explanation ever. She was standing in a donut shop, what did she expect them to bring out? And as an advocate for healthy eating, she should know that eating a donut here and there won’t pop your pants zipper. She’s obviously trying to save face, but the damage has been done.

  • Mamas Angels

    Keep back peddling you POS!!!! Lying sack of sh*^ You got the money leave this country you unpatriotic POS!!!!

  • Mamas Angels

    Keep back peddling you POS!!!! Lying sack of sh*^ You got the money leave this country you unpatriotic POS!!!!

  • lil

    She is so righteous talking about obesity and forgot her disgusting obnoxious behavior licking donuts for sale? What a disgusting woman. If she doesn’t like America she should just get out and live where she wants to be.

  • lil

    She is so righteous talking about obesity and forgot her disgusting obnoxious behavior licking donuts for sale? What a disgusting woman. If she doesn’t like America she should just get out and live where she wants to be.

  • lil

    everyone can listen to any type of music and her music is not one I listen to.

  • lil

    she is trying to make it right by talking about obesity instead of her obnoxious and disgusting behavior. A 22 yo woman leaking food at the store that are supposed to be sold to others. Her PR obviously is as dumb as she is.

  • lil

    that’s about the extent of her and her PR’s brain process. LOL dummies.

  • C-spot

    Look, she’s a rich, spoiled kid who has a ton of fame. If that fame is deserved or not, that’s for you to decide. The things is this, with that fame comes a camera shoved in her face pretty much every time she is in public. Ask yourself this, how would you like a camera to record you all of the time and then share your most idiotic moments with the world. Some would say, “sure” but if you really think about it you might want to check the tape.

  • Jesse

    For someone being so high and mighty on healthy eating, she’s got some NASTY thighs! Was watching a SNL on demand the other day and she was the musical guest. I thought “Well, even though her songs suck, she’s cute so this should be good!”. NO IT WASN’T!! Once I noticed all those jiggly bits on her legs…she lost my attention. Also…DON’T LICK THE DONUTS!

  • JD101

    is she wrong??

  • Louise cann

    I didn’t lick food that someone else would eat EITHER.Da bitch doesn’t deserve Americasn fans money.what a spoiled lil Bit*ch.No talent fake hair,air brushed loser.Anyone that likes this treatment by their lying “IDOL”deserves to be lied to.Also everybody knows there is cameras everywhere but seem to avoid showing their ass as well.She simply cannot put a front on all the time and was EXPOSED FOR WHO SHE TRULY IS.

  • Kathy

    Still she was in a donut shop and she was not buying water I suppose. She just seems to me like a spoiled brat.

  • AlbinoRhino

    This little witch using an apology to lecture the public on eating healthy, when all this happened in a donut shop pretty much exposes the hypocrisy for what it is.

  • Mallory

    Girl byeee

  • Franck

    Damage control from her PR team

  • MSB

    If she hates America so much then LEAVE!!! No one is twisting your arm to stay! Maybe we Americans should stop buying her music & going to her concerts. Spoiled brat!

  • Mercyneal

    Sorry, she is a HORRIBLE immature and ungrateful person.

  • PlayNice

    Too late ho. We have now seen who you really are. No statement or apology is going to fix the blunder she made.

  • rlpl02

    Licking the donuts that others will buy is considered healthy? What a twit.

  • Red Salamander

    Keep buying her stupid music, idiots! Just like Madonna and the other sluts like her. They love the money provided by stupid people!

  • Mark Carroll

    I must say that I have never heard of this stupid little self-entitled fool. Does anyone with a half a brain really give a rat’s behind what this dumbo thinks? I think not. Another example of the grossness of Hollywood making a ‘celebrity’ out of a common little idiot who has nothing to offer. Barf…

  • Jim Miller

    She is a BRAT! So Stuck UP and ..(ALL THAT)….

  • JLover

    Never liked her and never will… now i got something more to dislike her even more… the sad thing is that America will still buy her music and support her. smh

  • David Scanlon

    2 out of 3 people in the USA are overweight and or obese ! this isnt a small problem and it needs immediate work on it…even military leaders called this a national emergency ..so stop stuffing in the donuts and get busy

  • Chelsea

    Get out, you dumb bitch!

  • C-spot

    Take that tack if you like, I’m not her judge. Nor do I want to be. My opinion doesn’t matter that much to anyone but me, it is a bit satisfying to see her backpedal like crazy and lose some gigs in the process.

  • potato

    lololol does anyone even believe that she was thinking that while those words were coming out her mouth?

  • Bob Merzoian

    You know what…your cover-up lying is obvious…you are yet another reason America has become so devisive. I hope your career suffers…perhaps you should move to a country you do not hate…and yes, you have offended me and millions of other Americans.

  • RobertaJHowell
  • umando58

    you like me justjared give you chance……….. Now Go Read More

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    If it will works?
    Just imagine every meal in fast food was licked and obesity will gone.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    you are fat.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    bet, you are fat.

  • Amused

    Anyone else going to laugh hard enough to shoot milk through their nose when she’s 300+ pounds with two kids and no husband at 30?

  • Chiliebeenie

    I was just gonna say saying I hate America while I didn’t like was not what she should apologized for. How about licking the donuts and then have innocent people buying them? Why about being rude to the employer working there? The only reason she is issuing a statement which I’m sure her “people” must have wrote is being she got caught. There are reports they might press charges against her? I hope they do she needs to be treated the same as anyone who does something like this.

  • Shawn

    You think she actually wrote that? Her reps did to try to make her negative into a positive. She totally is an entitled obnoxious brat.

  • Dave Murray

    Piss off you troll

  • emmafabulous

    HORRID little girl…… and she keeps proving it time and time again. so Ariana you hate Americans and you hate America. well dear Americans hate you too. any time dear you want to leave, the door is wide open.