The mini-Mariah Carey that is Ariana Grande channelled her inner Homer Simpson on July 4, letting her tongue fall out of her mouth and onto various flavoured doughnuts before declaring, “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
A video by TMZ shows off Ariana and rumoured-lover Ricky Alvarez’ sneaky doughnut-licking skills, with the pair indulging in the on-counter sweetness, and each other, while an unidentified employee is turned away. When the staff member came back with a tray of even more lickable goodness, Ariana and her exposed right side were utterly appalled by the offering. “What the fuck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America,” the singer said.
She’s really sorry for hating on her home turf, though, telling her Twitter followers that her comment was “said in a private moment” and “was taken out of context”, but added that she is “sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words”. She maintains that she is “proud to be an American” and has “always made that clear.”
need to clean up this mouth of mine & set a better example for my babes. i apologize and i love you. always learning. pic.twitter.com/BkJWcLxR5y
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 8, 2015
She did take the chance to explain where her disgust at the time stemmed from. “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,” she explained. “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.”
We’ll probably never look at a doughnut the same again.