After Ariana Grande’s doughnut controversy and remarks of hating America, KHTS AM-1220 owners announced Wednesday to stop playing pop star’s music on the station.
“It’s unfortunate because she’s such a talented artist,” said Carl Goldman, co-owner of KHTS AM-1220. “Hopefully, she’ll get her priorities in order but we feel we cannot support her by playing her music given her current views and current behavior.”
In a video released by TMZ, Grande, 22, is seen with her “friend” at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore.
Grande’s friend appears to be the first to lick an unpurchased doughnut on a tray in the shop, according to the video. Grande then touches her tongue to two unpurchased doughnuts on trays, then jumping up and down and laughing.
A Wolfee Donuts employee then brings a tray of doughnuts to the doughnut case where Grande and her boyfriend are standing, according to the video. Grande then says, “What the f*** is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
The Lake Elsinore Police Department is currently working with the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health to determine whether the potentially contaminated doughnuts were subsequently sold to other customers, according to a statement released by authorities which was acquired by CNN.
In a tweet on July 8, Grande said, “I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend (Ryann), who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.”
Grande then sent a video to AP Thursday further apologizing.
“I feel like the apology I posted, I kind of missed my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling. Here I am apologizing again. I’ve never actually be prouder to be an American. Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you had no idea was taken is such a rude awakening. That it’s like you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself.”
Fans have since used #WeForgiveYouAriana on social media.
“What’s upsetting is her lack of taking accountability for her actions and making too many excuses,” said KHTS AM-1220 co-owner Jeri Seratti-Goldman. “We would love to hear from Ariana.”