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Ariana Grande doesn’t ‘hate’ America, she was just fat-shaming Americans

In this June 15, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Grande will sing the national anthem at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4, 2014, before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game, as the NFL kicks off its 95th season.
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Grande will sing the national anthem at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4, 2014, before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game, as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Associated Press

Oops. Did I say that? Pop singer Ariana Grande is trying to explain her way out of her “I hate America” declaration over the Fourth of July weekend.

TMZ posted a video of Grande not only licking donuts that didn’t belong to her in a California bakery but reacting in disgust at a huge tray of freshly baked sweets.

She caught a lot of flack for it and on Wednesday tried to explain what she really meant when she said, “I hate Americans.”

TMZ’s sources say that Grande is embarrassed by the comments she made.

In a statement from the singer published by Fox News, the Florida native emphasized that “I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my county (sic).

“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.”

She went on to say that she was frustrated by “how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health.”

She said the donuts reminded her that the “United States has the highest child obesity rate in the world.

“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.”

She also said that she canceled an upcoming appearance at an MLB All-Star game concert because she just had oral surgery – not because of blacklash to the video.

Demi Lovato will perform instead.

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