No one person on this planet gets by with more #PRFail than someone involved in the Hollywood Bubble. They’re no better than any of us; they’re just more popular (and much more wealthy) — thanks to most of us.
That said, who is up for an Ariana Grande non-apology apology?
Thanks to TMZ (who else), we saw this candid camera footage of the former Nickelodeon starlet inside Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif. (and #PRFail to them for not having a website right about now) lizard-tonguing a couple of donuts and trying to not pay for them.
Anyway, in case you didn’t hear her squawking amidst her shameless PDA with that dude (said to be a back-up dancer named Ricky Alvarez), while inquiring about a tray of donuts, Ariana was recorded saying, “What the f@*k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
When this gem went viral, the country she hates interpreted that as fat-shaming. And Twitter squawked back. So that’s when she decided to apologize for telling the Internet her words were — say it with us — “taken out of context.”
This statement sans genuine regret was sent to BuzzFeed (among others):
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my county*. 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 of* 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.
*Grande’s representative later corrected this to “country”.
*Grande’s representative later corrected this to “should have”.
Oh, that MLB All-Star snub?
Shortly after salivating on someone else’s future donuts and trampling on ‘Murica, she pulled out of the pre-game concert over the ubiquitous “health issues.” Maybe she’s allergic to major stupid head?
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 8, 2015