Ariana Grande’s White House gig canceled due to Donutgate


You know what they say, If You Mess with Donuts, Stay Out of the White House. Maybe that isn’t an official saying, but it was the message the White House sent to pop princess Ariana Grande. Last July, a video surfaced of her spitting on some donuts in a shop and denouncing both America and Americans (because we eat donuts, of course). Ariana was investigated for criminal activity, although nothing came of it except the poor donut shop being downgraded from an A to a B by the health department for leaving the donuts out. Ariana went on to enjoy her career and the incident got swept under the rug. That is, until she was scheduled to perform at a White House soiree last fall and the White House rejected her:

Well, that escalated quickly. Ariana Grande was barred from performing at a White House function last fall after she made headlines for licking a doughnut, according to an exchange from the recently hacked Democratic National Committee emails.

According to the messages, which were released via WikiLeaks on Friday, July 22, Grande, 23, was being considered as a performer for a gala for the President of the United States, but in an extremely detailed back-and-forth that took place last September, she was ultimately deemed unfit for the job.

“Can we also vet Arianna Grande?” DNC finance chair Zachary Allen wrote in an email, misspelling the singer’s name. In response, a long, detailed breakdown of the pop star’s controversy was circulated among several senior staffers.

“Ariana Butera – video caught her licking other peoples’ donuts while saying she hates America; Republican Congressman used this video and said it was a double standard that liberals were not upset with her like they are with Trump who criticized Mexicans; cursed out a person on Twitter after that person used an offensive word towards her brother,” a Lexis-Nexis search sent to several White House officials on Sept. 10 reads.

The extensive file also notes that Grande (real name: Ariana Grande-Butera) was not hit with criminal charges following the July 4 incident, though it did bring about “two long YouTube apologies.”

“In the second of her two YouTube apologies posted last week, the 22-year-old singer said she was ‘disgusted’ with herself and wanted to ‘disappear’ after TMZ posted the video,” the email reads.

[From Us Weekly]

Ha! This fills my black heart with joy. I think Ariana is very talented but I also think she is a jerk. It ticked me off that she got off with no more than some bulls—t apologies. What doesn’t make me happy is that Congressman Jeff Duncan tried to use Donutgate in Trump’s defense. Duncan’s point was ‘something-something people being mean to Trump something-something not being mean to Ariana too something DOUBLE STANDARDS!’ Now that this was leaked, I wonder how he will skew his point?

By some weird coincidence, Ariana was supposedly asked to perform the final night of the Democratic Convention but she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. Her Facebook account says her next event is her LA concert August 4th so I can only assume that some poor mom and pop bakery plans to leave a plate of crullers unattended that night.




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  1. eggy weggs says:

    She just seems ratchet. I don’t know why.

    • Lucy says:

      Something about her screams dirty…as in “I don’t bathe and douse myself with perfume instead”… to me

  2. Aussie girl says:

    Serves the little selfish brat right. I have no time from girl.

  3. Little Darling says:

    I too laughed when I read this, and I hoped that she feels a bit of shame that the white house knows of her antics. She seems like a grade A brat in every single story I’ve ever read about her. I honestly haven’t ever heard or read one nice piece of gossip about her personally. Sure she’s got a great voice (although enunciation might do her well) but she just seems like SUCH A DOUCHEWAFFLE. Her apologies weren’t authentic and revolved more around her feelings about what happened to her, than what she did. And EWWW licking a public donut is digusting.

    I love the way they wrote it up too, it adds a layer of insult to it.
    Ariana Grande – licked a donut. Hates america. Curses on Twitter. Apologizes twice.

    • Lynnie says:

      With the cursing thing I think her brother is gay? So I can only imagine what the word used to insult him was, and I feel that in that instance Ariana’s reaction was justified. Everything else about her though, not much.

  4. Pegacorn says:

    She still looks like a 14yrs old to me. She’s just too petite. Her music vids always weird me out. It’s like child porn.

    • Jane says:

      …and the girl cannot enunciate to save her life. I have not understood 90% of what she sings.

    • doofus says:

      I feel the same way every time I see a pic of her in a “grownup” dress.

      it’s like those child beauty pageants and all I can think of is Pretty Baby (Brooke Shields movie).


      • happyXamp says:

        My sister and I tend to think she’s playing dress up I’m her college age sisters clothes.

    • Krista says:

      Agree with you all. If you look at pictures of her at 17, she looked and dressed older than she does now. The infantile thing is so creepy to me.

      • mary s says:

        The photo of her in the denim jacket looks disturbing. Her arm and shoulders look tiny, like they belong to a little girl’s body, but her head looks overly styled and made-up and coquettish. That, together with the gesture, made me think about pedophiles. Little girls dressed up to look sexy is scary.

        In the other photo, that blue dress looks too mature for her, and those black pumps she’s wearing with it are not only fug, but they also look like her mother’s shoes. Once again, she’s managed to dress like a little girl playing dress-up.

  5. Kate says:

    I would say she definitely got her “just desserts”.

  6. poppy says:

    dislike her immensely and she shares some drumpf traits (spoilt and entitled as hell) but the difference is she is 23 not 70 and still *could* grow up, mature and humble, hence the democrat nonissue with her but issue trauma with drumpf.
    and lo, there actually was an issue with her which was measured and appropriate.

  7. Lynnie says:

    I understand why she had to have her hair in the one hairstyle back on on her Nickelodeon days, but what’s the excuse now? Surely, she has more than enough money to repair it.

    Also, there’s just something lacking in her stage persona. I don’t think she realizes she could achieve the “bad and sexy” vibe she has in her songs if she stopped acting like jailbait, and actually went for it. Then again, I don’t think being sexy comes naturally to her. She confuses me

  8. Izzy says:

    She’s really NOT talented. And she always sounds like she has a mouth full of peanut butter.

    Glad to see there were actually some consequences to her bad behavior. She may not have known about those consequences at the time, but honey, the WHOLE WORLD knows about them now and is reminded once more of what a douchecanoe you really are.

    • Jessie Mendoza says:

      I have to disagree on the talent part, and cite this as evidence…her attitude leaves a lot to be desired though

    • Grant says:

      Her voice is amazing, come on now. Petulant brat? Yes. But she’s got the best voice out of anyone on pop radio right now, give the poor ninny some credit.

      That being said, I appreciate that she’s always been decidedly ahead of the curve on feminist issues. I have a certain modicum of respect for Ariana because A) I kind of like her music (especially her fabulous new album, sorry not sorry!), B) she’s got a glorious voice, and C) next to her peers like Meghan Trainor and Shailene Woodley, Ariana looks like friggin Gloria Steinem.

  9. Konspiracytheory says:

    Sad trombone sound…