Earlier today TMZ posted a video of Ariana Grande saying “I hate America. I hate Americans.” Never a good look.
Now Grande and her PR team (who probably thought they don’t have to tell clients not to say they hate America in public places. Boy were they wrong!) have released the young singer’s formal apology, via a slightly less shameless publication, Us. Here’s what she and her folks came up with:
“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 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.”
Firstly, you’re a celeb now Grande, there are no private moments. But jokes aside, every food and retail establishment in America has security cameras and it’s evident that none of them are above selling their footage of celebs doing crazy shit to TMZ. Out on the streets, the paps or iPhone wielding bystanders are sure to get you, so if you’re going to say crazy shit, do it in the privacy of your own home… unless you’re on a reality show. Please don’t ever be on a reality show, Ariana Grande.
But also, is her excuse really that she’s concerned about obesity in America? You’re stuck with that cause now, Grande. Maybe she can team up with Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Wait… no, that’s probably not going to help her public image… but Fogle would probably be into it. Too soon?
Also – would someone that concerned about healthy eating lick a donut? Do you know how many calories are in a donut lick Grande?!
She should have gone with fugue state. Fugue state explains all.