Susan Sarandon Defends Ariana Grande: 'She Couldn't Be More Professional or Sweet'
It may have come as a surprise to see Susan Sarandon share her thoughts about Ariana Grande’s “Donutgate” scandal on Twitter recently, but the actress has now clarified her relationship with the singer.
On July 9, Sarandon tweeted:
Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 9, 2015
For all you concerned about #DonutGate, I suggest you Google Roundup, Monsanto & GMOs & put your angst into something really threatening.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 9, 2015
In an interview with Vulture, Sarandon revealed that she defended Grande after recently working with her on the set of Zoolander 2. She detailed her positive experience with Grande and said that she believes the singer’s words were taken out of context.
“Well, I just worked with her,” Sarandon explained. “We did Zoolander 2 together, in Rome. She couldn’t be more professional or sweet. Her mom is great. Clearly [her remarks were] taken out of context. But of all the things -- if only that energy was put to the study of the effects of GMOs, which affect your health a lot more than licking a donut. People should be outraged by what Monsanto is doing, not Ariana.”
“She’s smart, and she’s a really great, very talented person. It’s just ridiculous they’re jumping on her the way they are,” she added.
As previously reported, a video of Grande that surfaced online showed her apparently licking donuts on the counter at a California donut shop and saying “I hate America.” Since then, she’s issued a statement to apologize for her remarks, as well as an additional apology via Twitter, in which she admitted that she needs to “set a better example for my babes” and that she’s “always learning.”