Ariana Grande Off the Hook for Licking Doughnuts

Ariana Grande addresses her doughnut shop incident with a video apology. Photo Courtesy: alien_artifact
Ariana Grande addresses her doughnut shop incident with a video apology.
Photo Courtesy: alien_artifact

By Faye Darku

Ariana Grande won’t be facing any legal troubles for her recent doughnut-licking fiasco. For those of you who are not aware, Grande caused quite a controversy when she was caught on video licking a powdered doughnut at Wolfee Donuts in Los Angeles.

The singer came into Wolfee Donuts with her new rumored boyfriend and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez and decided to dare each other to lick the powdered jelly doughnuts sitting on the counter. After the video was made public it pissed off a lot of people, well because that’s just gross.

To make matters worse for the pop star in the video you can hear Ariana say, “I hate Americans. I hate America.” It seems she was trying to make a point when the doughnut shop employee brought out a tray of oversized doughnuts. Her comments were taken as a way of fat shaming Americans because she is vegan. Which bring up the point, why would she even be getting doughnuts in the first place because doughnuts are not part of the vegan diet? But I guess everyone needs a cheat day.

After the backlash she received, she curiously dropped out of performing at the Major League Baseball’s All-Star concert because she had her wisdom teeth removed and was replace by Demi Lovato. Grande has since apologized in a video she posted last Thursday.

“Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly, that you have no idea was taken, is such a rude awakening, that I don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself,” she said.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department is currently working with the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health to determine if the licked doughnuts were sold to customers.

In regards to her comments about hating America the singer tweeted the following, “I am extremely proud to be American, what I said in a private moment was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.”

While Ariana Grande is trying and successfully saving her image this can’t be said for Wolfees Donuts. The shop failed a health inspection because of the video they made public. The inspection report puts the blame on the shop’s employees because the tray of doughnuts should not have been placed on top of the counter where anyone could access them.

The doughnut shop went from an A rating to a B.