Who knew Ariana Grande was such a huge Madonna fan? The singer attended shows on Madonna’s “Rebel Heart Tour” on both Wednesday and Thursday in New York City. On Wednesday evening, Grande took to Instagram to give the Queen of Pop her praises.
“Died a billion times tonight. another brilliant show @madonna. I’ve now seen 6 of your tours and I fall in love with you every time. You sang one of my favorite songs tonight ‘La Vie En Rose’ and I legit dropped to the floor and cried.”
Ariana’s brother, Frankie, posted a picture of the two at Madonna’s concert on Thursday evening. Perhaps one of the reasons Ariana Grande is such a huge Madonna fan is because Ariana knows what it’s like to face the internet lynch mob. This past summer wasn’t very thrilling for Ms. Grande, as a video of her licking donuts at a donut shop while claiming she hates America went viral. According to the New York Daily News, Grande deeply regrets the donut fiasco.
“My behavior was very offensive and I apologized. There’s no excuse, or there’s nothing to justify it. I think as human beings, we all say and do things that we don’t mean at all sometimes.”
The New York Daily News adds that Ariana Grande described the event as “excruciating” but has grown after the event. Some thought the lynch mob mentality against Grande was undeserved. Billboard, who recently wrote an article on the topic, thinks the whole Ariana Grande backlash bit was overplayed.
“What might once have been a not exactly commendable but trivial incident of young, romance-besotted obnoxiousness becomes, in the hyper-efficient 2015 ecosystem of scandal and reaction, a frenzy.”
Many of the commenters after the article agreed that Donutgate was blown out of proportion.
“Licking a donut is a scandal these days…? I must be getting old… this only sounds to me like confused people lost in their egos, creating ‘scandals’ and paying attention to them because there’s nothing more compelling or interesting in their world. Makes a great deal of sense if you’re shallow and live for pointless things,” said commenter Dalien.
Before Donutgate, the Inquisitr reported that Ariana Grande was bashed by some gay men for “culturally appropriating” the gay community just by appearing at an LGBT event. However, plenty of other gay men took to the internet to say that those accusations were ridiculous. Ariana Grande is learning that no matter how much you try, you just can’t please everybody.
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