Former Ariana Grande fan wants ticket refund

A Tampa military wife is so appalled by comments pop star Ariana Grande made during what’s become known as “The Donut Fiasco”, she’s asking for a ticket refund for Grande’s concert next week at Amalie Arena.

Barbara Williams says her husband is in the Coast Guard and she’s offended by Grande’s actions and her comments.  The pop star is caught on surveillance video saying “I hate Americans. I hate America" on July 4th weekend in a California donut shop. Grande is also seen in the video appearing to lick donuts that were later sold to customers.

Grande has since twice apologized, including releasing a video apology to her followers on Thursday.

But Williams says she does’t believe the 22-year-old singer’s apology is sincere. She says she refuses to attend her July 16th concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

“'For her to say I hate America, I hate Americans', while my husband is out there risking his life so she has the freedom to act like this. I mean it's hurtful,” said Williams.

Williams has contacted Ticketmaster through Facebook, explaining her feelings about the singer’s comments, but Ticketmaster told Williams they are not offering refunds.

“Why should I still pay my money to go sit in her concert? I'm not going to be able to enjoy it,” Williams said.

Grande has since explained that her statement was taken out of context. She says she meant she hated the idea that Americans over-indulge in sweets, which leads to childhood obesity.