Ariana Grande is saying sorry, one last time.
The "One Last Time" singer issued a video apology Thursday. Grande made headlines after surveillance footage released earlier this week by TMZ showed her licking doughnuts she didn't pay for, telling backup dancer Ricky Alvarez "I hate America" and then releasing a widely criticized statement explaining her actions. After the video was shown to police in Lake Elsinore, Calif., an investigation was launched. Wolfee Donuts was written up for leaving food on display and other health code violations. It was downgraded to a B rating, and it was given seven days to correct the violations, at which time the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health will conduct another inspection. The second inspection could happen sooner if its owner corrects the violations and requests a new date.
In a statement to E! News, Grande had said, "I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my county. 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."
"The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me," the pop star said. "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. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better."
Celebrities ranging from Ellie Kemper to Rob Lowe denounced her behavior.