The dainty diva started off by issuing a written statement. Despite her rants about “hating America” in the clip, Ariana insisted in the statement that she is in fact “extremely proud to be an American”. She also blamed her actions on her concern for “child obesity”…
“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 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.”
It seemed one apology wasn’t enough for the readers. Ariana’s statement failed to mention anything about the way she spoke to the employee or the fact that she licked and contaminated the doughnuts on display!
She soon begged for forgiveness through a video message and even stated that she felt her previous apology wasn’t “relative” enough.
Ariana said in the new message. “It has not been an easy 24 hours. It’s been rough. I made a mistake and I am being judged for it.
“Here I am apologising to you all, because seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly, that you have no idea was taken, is such a rude awakening, that you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself.”
The popstar once again took the chance to proclaim her love for America by adding, “I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you.”
Watch Ariana apologize for the second time below…
In case you’re wondering, Ari’s swollen face isn’t due to crying or stress, it’s actually due to oral surgery.
We can’t figure out if Ariana is sorry for licking the doughnuts or if she’s sorry she got caught…
Update 13/7/15: Another video has been obtained by TMZ that shows Ariana eating a doughnut. Does this make her a hypocrite? One day she’s stuffing her face with a doughnut, the next she’s preaching about obesity in America! It seems her first apology was filled with fake excuses!
So what do you think? Do you forgive Ariana for her disappointing behavior?