Ariana Grande's 'malicious' donut licking gets shop in trouble
Ariana Grande was caught on video having a very odd moment in the donut store.
Ariana Grande's "malicious"
licking has landed a California donut store in trouble.
Donuts in Lake Elsinore has had its health rating downgraded from an "A" to a "B" after the shop's owner sold surveillance video of the pint-sized pop star and her boyfriend contaminating the frosted treats to TMZ and complained to police.
Grande looks disgusted when a clerk sets down a tray of
in front of her.
MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS
Ariana Grande arrives at the Grammy Awards in February.
"What the ... is that? I hate Americans. I hate America," she says before
the donuts after being egged on by her boyfriend and backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez.
After TMZ reported on the video on Wednesday Grande
for her anti-American remarks, saying she was just troubled by America's child obesity.
It's not clear what someone bothered by
was doing in a
shop. Grande and Alvarez were at the store, which is open 24 hours, at around 11.30pm on Saturday.
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Riverside County health inspectors say it's the shop's responsibility to have "food separated and protected from contamination".
The shop was also written up because its automatic dishwasher didn't properly
utensils and for several minor violations, the
Donuts has a week to fix the problems, at which time the store will be re-inspected. Until then, it has to display the "B" grade in a visible place.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday that it was also investigating the "malicious"
licking. The health department said pointedly that it only had jurisdiction over food establishments.
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