Ariana Grande Sorry About 'Not at All Funny' JonBenet Joke

Singer apologizes after commenting on friend's Instagram post
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2019 3:04 AM CDT
Ariana Grande Sorry About 'Not at All Funny' JonBenet Joke
In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ariana Grande is facing backlash after making an ill-advised joke about a murdered child. As Page Six and Fox News explain, the controversy started when Grande's friend Doug Middlebrook posted a since-deleted Instagram photo of a tabloid featuring JonBenet Ramsey, who was murdered at age 6, with the caption: "No one has done more covers." Grande, 26, commented: "i cant WAIT for this to be your halloween look," and Middlebrook replied, "working on it already." Ultimately, fans called her out, leading her to tweet, "yeah no i deleted it very quickly and understand that it’s not at all funny. this was out of pocket and i sincerely apologize."

While some were quick to accept the singer's apology, others weren't feeling it: "girl it was up for a whole day... u didn’t delete it 'very quickly,'" wrote one. (Earlier this month, disturbing charges against a JonBenet photographer.)

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