Ariana Grande is reportedly under investigation by the police for an incident in a doughnut shop.
The pop singer, 22, was recently caught on CCTV appearing to lick several doughnuts with her boyfriend at the Wolfee Donuts store Lake Elsinore, California. She is thought to have made no purchases.
The footage also showed Grande saying “I hate Americans. I hate America” in alleged disgust at the quantities of food on display. Scroll below to see footage of the incident.
Grande later apologised for her seemingly anti-patriotic comments, telling Buzzfeed: “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”.
She added:”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.”
The star has yet to apologise for the doughnut licking, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that the video footage is under investigation by Lake Elsinore police and Riverside County public health officials.
Watch footage of the incident below.
Ariana Grande recently posted an essay on sexism following her split with rapper Big Sean.
The singer criticised the “misogyny” in the media and says she is “tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future”.
She dismissed stories surrounding her love life, saying: “If a woman TALKS about sex openly … she is shamed! But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women (or more commonly used “bitches” / hoes” … how lovely) he’s had … he is regaled.”
“The double standard and misogyny are still ever present. I can’t wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they’re dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not) / seen with … but by who they are as an individual.”
Following the post various musicians offered their support to Grande, including Taylor Swift who replied “I’m so proud of you, always. But especially today.”