This has not been a good month for Ariana Grande. She was accused of exploiting the gay community by several gay men and had to deal with the backlash over her behavior in a doughnut shop this past week. Besides possibly licking doughnuts, she also was quoted as saying, “I hate America.”
It’s pretty obvious that Grande meant no harm at all. However, the lynch mob loves going after celebrities and this week, Ariana is the target. In fact, there is already a petition at Change.org that is calling for Ariana Grande’s removal from the United States. Its purpose is pretty clear.
“Ariana Grande is a serial cultural appropriator who appropriates gays (her brother) blacks (Big Sean) and now Latinos (her dancer boy-toy). She then has the guts to say how much she hates this country. She is as fake as one can be and has no right to live here in the United States.”
Some of the people who signed the petition are pretty angry.
“Ariana Grande is very fake person. She pretends to ‘care’ about the LGBT community, but all she cares about is $$,” says Jesse Fuentes.
“I am a veteran and somebody like Ariana Grande offends me. She should be deported immediately,” writes Kim Wong.
“Ariana Grande thinks that by telling us she has a gay brother and that she is dating a Latino, she has a right to be a brat. Her behavior has bee absolutely awful,” writes Allison Woceck.
Ariana has apologized for her behavior — she actually has done this twice. People quoted most of Grande’s apology.
“I feel like seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you have no idea was taken is such a rude awakening… I was so disgusted with myself. I … shoved my face in a pillow and wanted to disappear, but instead I’m going to come forward and own up to what I did and take responsibility.”
Ariana Grande says she is proud to be an American, especially because of the progressive moves the country has made regarding gay marriage and other issues. She admits that she is only 22 and still has a lot to learn. Some of the comments after the article on People were absolutely unforgiving.
“I would love to see Americans give her a big f off and goodbye. So tired of celebrities getting rich off of their American fans and then bashing our country,” writes commenter Tracy Polselli.
However, some fans did defend Ms. Grande.
“She apologized, what do you people want, blood??? Go lick HER donuts if it makes you feel better,” writes commenter Lei.
Do you think people are making too much of a big deal over Ariana’s behavior at the doughnut shop? Let us know in the comments section.
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