Ariana Grande had an eventful year in 2015, and it wasn’t all melodious for the pint-sized pop singer. The singer also known as “Ari” and “Little Red” had several shocking moments as well as those that proved just how powerful her vocal pipes and talents truly are. Of the events that transpired during 2015, one that proved to be the most shocking or the top moment for Ariana Grande would have to be when she was caught in a store licking donuts. Ariana Grande might be a phenomenal talent, but it is also wise to remember she is very young and like all young people, isn’t always going to make the wisest decisions.
Ariana Grande: Tongues New Boyfriend & Donuts!! https://t.co/XrZUrY8i6n pic.twitter.com/FfdLSURAxA
— Suresh Sivasagar (@SureshSivasagar) December 23, 2015
The donut licking incident occurred in Lake Elsinore, California, at the Wolfee Donuts shop on the Fourth of July. The shop had an “A” health rating before Ariana went into the establishment and tongued the pastries, but would soon be downgraded to a “B.” The video of the incident spread like wildfire, and many called for legal action against Ariana Grande, but she came out unscathed. She ended up issuing two apologies. Of additional concern were comments made during the incident where Grande stated she hated Americans and America. The Wolfee Donuts shop was soon restored back to a grade “A,” according to the Daily Mail, and Ariana put the scandal behind her and moved on to other things.
The next top and shocking moments for Ariana Grande in 2015, would be her releasing two apologies for her behavior. Ariana Grande released a statement where she apologized for her comments regarding hating America. However, she began fat shaming Americans for how “freely they eat.” The comments made during the apology prompted a Twitter response, where she essentially gave up and said she is always learning.
https://t.co/F9pw139Ekn Ariana Grande New apology for the donut incident again!!!!!
— Ariana Grande’s bby (@JasmineR_5SOS) September 15, 2015
Here is Ariana Grande’s full statement as reported by E! Online.
“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.
“- Ariana Grande”
After people were outraged for her comments regarding childhood obesity, she took to Twitter and apologized again.
need to clean up this mouth of mine & set a better example for my babes. i apologize and i love you. always learning. pic.twitter.com/BkJWcLxR5y
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 8, 2015
Ariana Grande put much of the drama behind her by blowing everyone’s mind when she appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and showed her amazing talents for celebrity impressions. Ariana quickly became a guest show favorite singing her version of Celion Dion’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Ariana Grande appeared again, and played “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” She sang as Britney Spears, an unbelievably spot-on rendition of Christina Aguilera, and another version of Celine Dion’s vocal styles. Ariana Grande proved that not only is she a phenomenal talent, but her vocal skills are on par with many of the world’s greatest pop divas.
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