Rob Lowe, Laura Ingraham Mock Ariana Grande for Doughnut Controversy
"Maybe you should return the money to people who like jelly donuts who also like Ariana Grande Estupido — Estupida!"
Celebrities are not impressed by Ariana Grande's apology and explanation for why she licked doughnuts and said she hated America.
Grande said she made the remarks about America because she's worried about high child obesity rates in the country. Rob Lowe called Grande's apology "lame" and tweeted, "As my grandpa would say: 'Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!'"
Cannot wait for the new Arianna Grande/Dixie Chicks jam to drop! #IActuallyLoveAmerica— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 8, 2015
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham had much stronger words for the singer, calling her "estupida."
“Another spoiled, entitled pop princess who’s benefited so lucratively from being in this country, being American,” Ingraham said on Fox & Friends. “Yet when she doesn’t think anyone is listening, she hates America. They’re all fat, stupid, don’t eat organic, they eat stuff like ramen noodles and mac and cheese.”
"Last time I checked those poor people that like to buy donuts also bought a lot of your stupid music,” she continued. “Maybe you should return the money to people who like jelly donuts who also like Ariana Grande Estupido — Estupida!”
Susan Sarandon tweeted, "Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with Ariana Grande. A sweet, talented, true American."
When a fan asked Sarandon if she hated the singer, she replied "I adore Ariana."
Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 9, 2015
Grande was caught on camera licking unpurchased doughnuts in a video obtained by TMZ. When a shop employee started putting out a new tray of doughnuts, Grande asked, "What the f— is that?"
"I hate Americans," she said. "I hate America."
The singer issued a statement on July 8, apologizing for her "poor choice of words." She said she's "extremely proud to be an American" and was just "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."
Police and public health officials are now investigating the video.
July 13, 8:37 a.m. It appears Susan Sarandon was being genuine in her support of Grande. She has since clarified her comments.