Thursday, July 9, 2015
10 celebrities who hate America, including Ariana Grande
Grande, 22, was filmed at a doughnut shop in California on July 4 saying “I hate Americans. I hate America.” She later issued an “apology” in which she fat-shamed the U.S. for overeating and making poor food choices. (See articles by the Huffington Post and the Hayride.)
Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham gave Grande a tongue-lashing. (Grande also was caught on tape licking and spitting on doughnuts for sale on the counter.)
“Another spoiled, entitled pop princess who’s benefited so lucratively from being in this country, from being an American,” Ingraham said. “And yet when she doesn’t think anyone’s listening, she hates America. They’re all fat. They’re stupid. They don’t eat organic. They eat stuff like ramen noodles and mac and cheese.”
But Grande isn’t the only celebrity to make their fortune in the U.S., only to make anti-American comments.
Here’s a list of celebrities who hate America:
1. Ariana Grande, singer
2. Azealia Banks, rapper
In March, rapper Azealia Banks expressed her dislike for America in an interview with Playboy magazine.
“I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms,” she said.
3. Chris Rock, comedian
On July 4, 2012, comedian Chris Rock posted a rant on Twitter, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”
4. Janeane Garofalo, comedian
Caustic comedian Janeane Garofalo is quoted as saying, “Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, “Oh my God, you’re insulting me.”
5. Kate Hudson, actress
After spending three months filming a movie in France, actress Kate Hudson admitted she developed a dislike for her countryfolk after running into Americans in Paris and London, IMDb says.
“Sometimes I’ll be walking down the street and I’ll hear some American and I’ll just go, ‘Of course they hate us. Of course they can’t stand us. We’re the most annoying, boisterous creatures in the world.’ I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we’re like, ‘Where’s the ketchup for our French fries.’ I’m like, ‘Shut up.’”
6. Michael Moore, documentary filmmaker
Leftist documentary filmmaker Michael Moore spoke out on Twitter after a school shooting.
“I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America w/ genocide, then built it w/ slaves. The shootings will continue – it’s who we are.”
7. Johnny Depp, actor
In 2003, actor Johnny Depp expressed his strong displeasure with the U.S.-led war in Iraq during an interview with German magazine Stern.
“America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive,” he said. “My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.”
8. Gwyneth Paltrow, actress
U.S.-born actress Gwyneth Paltrow has dissed America repeatedly over the years while living in London.
“I worry about bringing up a child in America,” she said in a 2004 interview with Britain’s Glamour magazine. “At the moment there’s a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, ‘We’re number one and the rest of the world doesn’t matter.’”
In 2006, Paltrow said, “I love the English lifestyle, it’s not as capitalistic as America … The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans.”
9. Madonna, singer
Pop singer Madonna raised hackles in 2003 with a video for her critically panned song “American Life,” in which she complains about U.S. commercialism and the shallowness of modern life. The video takes shots at American culture and then-president George W. Bush.
10. Michelle Obama, first lady
First Lady Michelle Obama has made a number of divisive statements about the U.S.
“Sometimes it’s easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America,” she said in 2008.
The wife of President Barack Obama famously said that she only felt proud of her country when her husband won the election in 2008. “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m proud of my country.”