For all the adoration, there’s also a hyper-harsh side to stardom.
Just ask Ariana Grande, who has been receiving a lashing of late thanks to leaked store footage showing her licking a donut (without buying it) and declaring that she “hates” America.
Here at That Grape Juice we don’t like to wallow in such trivialness, however the heat being beamed the 22-year-old’s way has been scorching.
So much so that she’s just issued an apology statement. Check it out below where footage of the incident that sparked the drama also awaits.
Ariana Via US Weekly:
“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.”
Well spun. The whole episode feels a bit…elementary though. Both her actions and the furore surrounding. But that’s our two cents. What are…