Pop star Ariana Grande is apologizing after she was caught on camera saying she "hates America" and Americans.

Grande was at a California doughnut shop when she made the comments, which were reported by TMZ.

"I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I've always made it clear that I love my county (sic)," Grande told FOX411 in a 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."

Grande said she is frustrated by childhood obesity rates in the United States and upset at "how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences."

Laura Ingraham ripped Grande this morning on "Fox and Friends," calling her another example of a "spoiled, entitled pop princess" who has gotten rich in this country, yet bashes it when she thinks no one is listening.

"A headline for Ariana Grande: maybe you should reread the lyrics to 'Problem,' your big hit song that you recorded last year with Iggy Azalea, Australian pop princess. And maybe that should be your new theme. Because the last time I checked, those poor people who like to buy donuts also bought a lot of your stupid music. So maybe you should return that money to the people who like jelly donuts, who also like Ariana Grande, estupida!" she said.

Grande and a 22-year-old man were also shown on camera licking some of the doughnuts displayed on the counter. The county health department is looking into their actions.

An employee at the shop told the Associated Press that Grande acted "really rude" during the visit.


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