Ariana Grande Is Getting Slammed By Fans For Making A Joke About JonBenét Ramsey
Ariana Grande has found herself in hot water after a comment she made on her close friend's Instagram sparked anger from her dedicated fan base.
Basically, Doug Middlebrook -- one of Ari's inner circle -- posted a picture of JonBenét Ramsey on a tabloid cover -- as in the 6-year-old former beauty pageant queen who was brutally murdered in 1996 who's killer has never been found.
Captioning the image, “No one has ever done more covers,” Ariana replied in the comment section: “I can’t WAIT for this to be your Halloween look”.
Doug then responded that he’s “working on [his costume] already.”
While such dark humour wouldn't be abnormal in the confines of a group chat, with the comments being publicly visible to Ariana's fans, many of them were quick to call out the exchange, labelling her comment as "disgusting".
Ariana later deleted the offending comment and posted to Twitter to apologise to fans and saying that "dark jokes are a coping mechanism" for her.
"Yeah no, I deleted it very quickly and understand that it’s not at all funny. This was out of pocket and I sincerely apologise,” her first tweet read.
She continued, "Love u [sic]. F**k. I appreciate you. sorry, I'm so fucked up. Dark jokes are a coping mechanism for me and yet I hate when other people make them. Thank y'all for being real & always helping me learn. I'm happy I have a fanbase who's not afraid to call me out on my sh*t. Love u."
Meanwhile, others have pointed out that if someone were to joke about the Manchester bombing -- which took place at the end of Ariana's concert in May 2017 and left 22 dead -- she would be quick to condemn such a thing.
Others brought up previous faux pas made by the star, including the infamous donut licking incident in 2015 in which she also exclaimed, "I hate America".
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