Ariana Grande Tells Fans After “Hate America” Controversy: I Need To “Set A Better Example”
Ariana Grande has broken her social media silence and reached out directly to her fans after being recorded at a donut shop saying “I hate America.” On Wednesday, Grande shared on Twitter a screengrab of a lengthy apology she released earlier, adding, “need to clean up this mouth of mine & set a better example for my babes. i apologize and i love you.” The singer also expressed that she’s “always learning.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Grande was caught on a surveillance tape at Wolfee Donuts in California on July Fourth, pretending to lick the powdered donuts on display. While many people found Grande’s act to be disgusting, what she got slammed for most was when she audibly said, “I hate America. I hate Americans.”
In a statement released to Gossip Cop, Grande apologized, saying she was “proud to be American,” and “I’ve always made it clear that I love my country.” The young singer also insisted that her comment was “taken out of context” and tried to explained that “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.” Grande claimed her ill-chosen words was more of an indictment of how “the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world.”
Rob Lowe, however, didn’t buy Grande’s apology. He tweeted that he thought it was “lame.” It was then that Grande personally reached out on social media and noted she needs to “set a better example.” What do you think of Grande’s latest apology on Twitter?