I was in the midst of writing a very intelligent, very well written, life changing post when I suddenly I saw a headline that said Ariana Granda licked a doughnut and I thought oh hell no.
I don't know much about this "Ariana Grande" character. And I put her name in quotes because I still question as to whether she's a real person or not. I have a sneaking suspicion she's just a Disney cartoon character come to life. Or a Bratz doll.
If you haven't read the story, Grande was caught on tape licking doughnuts set out at a bakery and then laughing like a maniac and saying "I hate America. I hate Americans...."
This is the same girl who last summer was caught on a camera phone in an elevator saying "I hope all of my fans burn in a fire." In fact, here's a direct quote from Grande, "There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer."
Get out. No seriously, little girl. GET OUT. As Jake would say, what a garbage person.
And yet she has millions of adoring fans all over the world. Young fans. Fans who see this little brat licking doughnuts and laughing like a serial killer and think, that's neat I want to be an awful person too.
I understand that this whole "licking a doughnut" thing is really getting blown up. But I think it's because it's more than just the act itself. It's the fact that she's an arrogant, spoiled child (although she's actually 22, that's the age when you're old enough to start being a good person) who thinks the rules don't apply. She's continually rewarded for being ... an asshole. That's the only way I can think to put it.
I hate that we live in a society where terrible people are celebrated. Where someone like Grande is a millionaire walking around this world stepping on anyone she can, simply because she can. All while countless other (nameless people) spend their days and life savings trying to help others. Help homeless children. Sick adults. And the animals. All the freaken animals.
I can't go on this tyrant now. It could last for days. It's the way our world has always been and probably always will be.
This girl is usually not on my radar, she just happened to be today because I'm an advocate for baked goods. And I'm going to keep her off my radar. I'm guilty of idolizing celebrities, but I am careful as to which ones I do. I look up to the people who are doing good work, both in their career and in other ways that are making the world better. Grande may be a good singer, but she's such an ugly person I can't seem to hear it.
All in all, I kind of hate that this is a news story right now. And I also hate that I just wrote an entire blog post about it. I'm going to go crawl back into my hole now.
And to think this all started because she licked a doughnut. I just can't stand to see people waste food. It's sick.