Police and health officials are now investigating after security footage leaked earlier this week showing Ariana Grande and her boyfriend repeatedly licking the doughnuts a California shop.
The owner of Wolfee Donuts said the health department lowered his health rating after the incident.
“One of the trays, yeah, she was licking on them and the other trays, she spit on them,” Joe Marin said. “I got a ‘B’ today. I’ve been open for six years since 2009, and it’s always been an ‘A.'”
A spokesman for the health department said they were investigating the shop because the owner violated state food laws by leaving the doughnuts out in the open and “exposed to the public.” (RELATED: Grande Mistake! Singer Cancels On MLB After Saying She ‘Hates Americans’)
“During the investigation, the manager did state they normally don’t leave donuts out like was shown in the video,” the spokesman said. “The employee went to the back to retrieve freshly made donuts by request of the customer and left the trays out while getting other trays.”
The leaked video went viral because Grande said she “hates America” and “Americans” in it. She later apologized and clarified her comments, saying she doesn’t hate the country, just its obesity problem. (RELATED: Rob Lowe Slams Ariana Grande’s Weak Apology For Saying She ‘Hated Americans’)
“What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the doughnuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words,” Grande said. (SLIDESHOW: Here Are 10 Patriotic Celebrities Who Don’t Hate America)