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Donut-Gate (also known as Donut Fiasco) is a controversy following TMZ releasing CCTV footage of Ariana Grande in a donut shop in July 2015.

Background[]

On the night of July 4, 2015, Grande went to Wolfee Donuts in Los Angeles, California with friends and her boyfriend at the time, Ricky Alvarez. While waiting to be served, leaked CCTV footage of the shop shows Grande licking the donuts at the shop and saying "I fucking hate Americans, I hate America".

Aftermath[]

Four days after the event, the CCTV footage was bought and released by tabloid media TMZ. The infamous video went viral instantly and has since reached over 9.6 million views as of February 2024.[1] The news made headlines with Grande receiving a massive amount of cyberbullying and backlash.

Since the event, Grande has apologized numerous times via Twitter and in an interview with Good Morning America.[2]

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