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Ariana Grande might have penned a lengthy apology and explanation for her "I hate America" comment and doughnut-licking activities, but there are two people who have something to say about it: Rob Lowe and Susan Sarandon.
The Parks and Recreation alum took to Twitter to criticize the singer's reasoning, calling it "lame."
"As my grandpa would say: 'Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!' #Lame," he tweeted. But his mocking didn't end there. He also made fun of her for saying that she actually loves America instead of hating it.
"Cannot wait for the new Arianna Grande (sic)/Dixie Chicks jam to drop! #IActuallyLoveAmerica," he added.
Susan Sarandon, on the other hand, decided to go in a different direction with her tweet. She wrote, "Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American." She also included an American flag emoji and doughnut emoji.
The original clip that has put Grande in hot water showed her at Wolfee Donuts with her rumored love interest and backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez, before she is heard saying, "I hate Americans. I hate America." The clip immediately generated backlash, and soon after it was announced that Demi Lovato would be replacing her at the MLB All-Star Game.
However, it was later revealed in a statement from Big Sean's ex that she wouldn't be performing because of a wisdom tooth operation, not doughnutgate. She also included an apology for any offense she might have caused.
"I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my country," the actress began in her lengthy statement. "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 continued, calling herself an "advocate for healthy eating" who hopes to raise awareness about child obesity.
"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," she said. "The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me. 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. We need to demand more from our food industry."