Ariana Grande is dating her backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, but what’s more pressing is the fact that she recently visited a doughnut shop.
This is news for two reasons. Firstly, Ari and her new boyfriend licked doughnuts while no one behind the counter was looking, and now every time you see a doughnut you’ll probably wonder whether or not Ari and/or her boyfriend has licked it. (If I had to choose one or the other, I’d choose the one Ari licked.) Secondly, when an employee brought out a tray of jumbo-sized doughnuts, Ari reacted by saying, “What the f*ck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
TMZ is saying that Ari’s reaction to the doughnuts is “fat shaming on a national scale,” which, as you can imagine, is extremely problematic. What’s more problematic, though, is Ariana Grande being in a doughnut shop in America when she clearly hates doughnuts and America.
To be fair, Ari never said she hates doughnuts in the video TMZ leaked. I mean, come on. Everyone loves a good doughnut, and Ari was licking them for crying out loud. Maybe she didn’t know it was a doughnut shop. That’s pretty valid. She could have just stumbled in there with her boify and asked for a sandwich only to be surprised that —oops!— it’s a doughnut shop!
Ari did make it clear, though, that she hates Americans and America. It’s too bad she has so many American fans and also lives here. It’s not like she doesn’t have enough money to go live abroad or anywhere else. Right?
Oh, well. Carry on, doughnuts.