We've tried to stay aloof from Ariana Grande's whole 'licking doughnuts while saying I hate America' incident; and the botched apology.
But we can't sit idly by while she apologises for the first apology:
She says: ‘I feel like in the apology I posted, I missed my opportunity to sincerely apologise and express how I was feeling because I was preaching about my issues with the food industry.You could have seen yourself behaving poorly by watching the video through before you slammed it up on to YouTube. Just a thought.
‘Seeing yourself behaving poorly is such a rude awakening. I was so disgusted at myself.’
Still, she's contrite now, right?
She goes on to say she behaved out of character, and that she understands she is being judged for her actions.You might think "I'm only human and learning" is making an excuse, but I suppose we can consider this as close to a proper sorry as we're going to get. She doesn't actually apologise; she just says she's here to do it, but you have to take what you can get.
The singer ends with 'I’m human, I’ve still got a lot to learn and I still make mistakes.
‘I’m not making excuses, I am here to apologise’.
And let's be fair to her - her actions were driven by her disgust at the American food industry and its promotion of unhealthy lifestyles.
I wonder why she started with doughnuts, though? She could have started with the soda companies, the home of empty calories.
Why would she not have started her campaign with, oooh, let's say Pepsi?