ARIANA Grande has found herself at the centre of a blacklash after a video of her playing dares went viral.
The Grammy nominated sing, who was filmed making out with her new dancer beau Ricky Alvarez, and some donuts… also made a joke that hasn’t gone down well in her home country.
TMZ released footage of Grande touching random doughnuts with her tongue in a store, then saying she hates America when a store worker brings out a large tray of the treats.
Even Ricky and her other friends got involved too, before a new tray of giant snacks was brought out and Ariana joked: “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
A huge Twitter backlash followed, with one user writing: “Dear pop-stars like @ArianaGrande who hate America. Be consistent. Reject what America gave you: opportunity, fame, fortune. Then leave.”
In response to the hugely negative reaction, Ariana has released a statement insisting that her words were taken out of context.
“I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my county (sic), she told Fox411.
“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.”
She went on to add that she made the remark because the “United States has the highest child obesity rate in the world”.
Here’s hoping next time she’ll keep bite her lip and keep jer tongue off the produce and on her boyfriend.
The Twittersphere responded in force:
When asked about her feelings towards the singer, however, Sarandon only had positive remarks. “I adore Ariana,” she wrote.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 8, 2015