Susan Sarandon Defends Ariana Grande: 'Lick a Donut in Solidarity'
While Rob Lowe called Ariana Grande's apology regarding her anti-American comments "#lame," other stars are coming to her aid.
Susan Sarandon showed her support for the "Problem" singer after footage was released of the 22-year-old pop star licking and spitting on a donut store's merchandise.
"Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande," the 68-year-old actress tweeted on Thursday. "A sweet, talented, true American."
Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American. ???— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 9, 2015
In the video, a baker is seen bringing out a tray of freshly baked donuts, after which Grande is heard saying, "What the f**k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America. That's disgusting."
After the footage went viral, she issued an apology.
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"I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my country," Grande said in a statement to ET. "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."
Meanwhile, the ladies of The View were eager to discuss the GRAMMY nominee's behavior on Thursday's show.
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"America's not doing this to me, I'm doing this to me," Whoopi Goldberg said on The View in response to Grande's apology.
Her co-host, Raven-Symone, seemed to be siding with the singer, saying "who hasn't" thought this about junk food from time to time.
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"Why is she in a donut shop then?!" guest co-host Candace Cameron-Bure quipped.
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As for Lowe, he also isn't buying Grande's apology. "As my grandpa would say: 'Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!' #Lame," the former Parks and Recreation star tweeted. "Cannot wait for the new Ariana Grande/Dixie Chicks jam to drop! #IActuallyLoveAmerica."
Whose side are you on?