Kiss & Tell: D'oh! Nuts?
Our resident Kiss92 DJ/journo is totally on Ariana Grande's side of the doughnut
You all know about the Ariana Grande doughnutpocalypse, right?
Last week, the US singer-actress was caught on a hidden camera licking a couple of doughnuts on display in a doughnut shop.
Personally, I would pay extra for a doughnut licked by Grande but apparently a lot of people found this really gross (cooties, yo).
What made the situation worse was that the 22-year-old seemed judgmental about her fellow countrymen who eat doughnuts.
Looking at the calorie-charged confectionery with disdain, she said: "I hate Americans. I hate America."
Predictably, this stirred up a lot of faux outrage and Grande was forced to issue an apology - or two.
Her first apology didn't go so well because she spent most of it lamenting childhood obesity.
Her second one began with an apology for her first apology and then it was blah-blah-blah about how she learnt her lesson and she'll be a good little girl from now on.
Anyway, the whole situation is just kind of dumb.
When Grande said she hated Americans, what she was really saying was that she hated their disgusting eating habits.
This was the point she was trying to make in her first apology.
According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention in the US, 34.9 per cent of Americans are obese. Not just plump or chubby.
A lot of these people didn't get that way by eating celery.
I honestly believe that Grande just feels bad for these people. She's a vegan, so she gives a lot of thought to what she puts in her mouth.
In that first apology, she wrote: "As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and 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.
"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 we put in our bodies.
"We need to demand more from our food industry."
I don't know how anyone could argue with that. This isn't "fat shaming", as some have accused. It's truth.
Grande is a little slip of a girl and consequently the wrong person to be delivering this important message.
That said, she has absolutely nothing to apologise for.
If more of us licked donuts instead of cramming them into our cakehole, maybe the world would be a healthier and happier place.