Ariana Grande Makes TV Apology for Donut-Licking Fiasco: 'My Behavior Was Very Offensive'

by Jackie Willis 7:20 AM PDT, September 15, 2015
Playing Ariana Grande Makes TV Apology for Donut-Licking Fiasco: 'My Behavior Was Very Offensive'

Ariana Grande gave her first television appearance since being caught on camera licking donuts and saying she hated America.

The "Problem" singer took full responsibility for her controversial remarks and actions, telling Good Morning America on Tuesday that she's learned a lot since the highly-publicized incident.

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"First of all, my behavior was very offensive and I apologized. There's no excuse, or there's nothing to justify it," Grande said. "I think as human beings, we all say and do things that we don't mean at all sometimes."

While at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California this past July, Grande was heard in the store's security footage saying of the fresh donuts laid out, "What the f**k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting."

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Months later, Grande toldĀ GMA that she's "learning" from her mistakes.

"That's how we grow," the 22-year-old pop star said, adding that she's learned "what it feels like to disappoint so many people who love and believe in you, and that's an excruciating feeling."

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The advice that Grande has now for her fans is to be careful what you say.

"You have to remember your words, your actions have ramifications, and you have to really think about what you're about to say and do, because it's important," she said. "It's important to so many people."

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Grande is moving on from the controversy. She was on the morning show to promote her new fragrance, Ari.

This isn't the first time the GRAMMY nominee has said she's sorry for the donut fiasco. She also recorded a video apology for her fans immediately following the leak of the footage: