Ariana Grande Said She Hates America, Disrespects Flag- Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Singer Ariana Grande has said that she hates Americans and can be seen disrespecting the American flag in a picture.
Ariana Grande was caught on camera saying “I hate Americans” and “I hate America” at a donut shop in 2015, but claims that she disrespected the American flag are based on a digitally-manipulated photo.
Ariana Grande’s previous comments about America and Americans resurfaced in May 2017 after her concert in Manchester, England, was the target of a terrorist attack that killed 22 and injured more than 50 concert goers. After the terrorist attack, rumors that Grande has professed hatred for America and posed with the American flag in a compromising position quickly circulated the web.
Ariana Grande faced public backlash when a donut shop security video showed her and three friends apparently licking donuts while a shop attendant had her back turned. In the video, Grande turns to her companion and says, “I hate Americans” and “I hate America” when the employee returned with a new pan of donuts:
It should be noted, however, that Ariana Grande was quick to issue a public apology for the incident. In the apology, Grande states that she is “EXTREMELY proud to be an American,” and that a private moment in which she was buying donuts with a friend had been taken out of context:
“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’s 2015 donut shop incident resurfaced after the concert tragedy, as well as a digitally manipulated photo that appeared to show Grande desecrating the American flag. A photo of Grande’s head was simply edited onto a 2015 photo that appeared on a Facebook page identified as Nocturnus Libertus:
In the end, we’re classifying this one as “truth” and “fiction.” Ariana Grande was caught on camera saying she hated Americans in 2015 (she apologized), but a photo appearing to show her disrespecting the American flag was digitally manipulated.