Ariana Grande is caught on video allegedly licking donuts on display

She has issued a statement on the incident


( A video of Ariana Grande is making the rounds online, with the singer appearing to lick not one—but two donuts on display.



The video, obtained by TMZ, showed Ariana and a group of friends entering a donut shop in Lake Elsinore, California on July 4. She and a backup dancer then challenged each other to lick the donuts on display. When a server arrived with a fresh batch, she responded with, "What the f*ck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting."


On July 8, Ariana released a statement on the incident. However, she didn't address the donut-licking and instead, apologized for what she said on 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.


The MLB she was referring to is the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Concert on July 11. Demi Lovato has been tapped to replace her as headliner.

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