Donut-Licking Scandal is the Reason Why Ariana Grande Wasn't Allowed to Sing at the White House

Donut-Licking Scandal is the Reason Why Ariana Grande Wasn't Allowed to Sing at the White House

We hope those donut licks were really, really awesome.

By Lindsay Tigar

There’s a lot to talk about in Washington, D.C. these days, but a fascinating new report involving the White House and donuts is making major waves.

Apparently, the White House takes a lot of things into account when deciding whether to let you perform on the premises, especially if you've expressedon cameraa distaste for your country. Ariana Grande, best known for her sky-high ponytail and hip-hop performances, was famously caught last year licking doughnuts with her boyfriend while saying she "hated America." (Seriously, we couldn’t make this stuff up!)

Though this happened last Fourth of July—ironic, eh?—it was only recently revealed by WikiLeaks via the hacked Democratic National Committee emails that this newsworthy (and kind of gross) incident was the reason Grande didn’t get to perform at the White House.

One snippet from an email said, “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.”

The email conversation between deputy compliance director Kevin Snowden and DNC finance chair Zachary Allen are pretty intense—they even check to see if she was charged with anything post-doughnut scandal. (If you’re curious, she wasn’t, but she did issue two YouTube videos apologizing for her actions.)

The verdict? There may be nothing more American than fatty, sugary-delicious doughnuts and if you’re going to perform for the staff, you might as well eat one.

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