LOS ANGELES – Don’t hate Ariana Grande for licking donuts left on a store’s counter and remarking, “…I hate America.  I hate Americans,” this past July 4th.  Her comments were Common Core-aligned and no doubt Common Core-approved.

For those of you who don’t know who the 22-year-old Ariana Grande is, which is pretty much most of American adults, she is a singer and is basically the scrawnier version of Christina Aguilera minus the talent.

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Ariana Grande was caught in a donut shop south of Los Angeles on a security camera with a boyfriend daring each other to lick a tray of donuts that had just been left on the store’s counter unattended at mouth level to Ariana.

She then licks several donuts as she mutters, “…I hate America. I hate Americans,” then jumps up and down with glee unaware that a store security camera captured the entire incident.

There was a huge backlash on social media to Ariana’s comments to the point that she issued a twisted “apology” of sorts for her words “being taken out of context” and went on a rant about America’s childhood obesity problem.

Here’s some of her “apology:”

“As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole.  We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies.”

I argue that Ariana Grande should not be castigated but rather she should be elevated to poster child for the Common Core as her words were completely Common Core aligned. Perhaps Jeb Bush will tap her to star in his Foundation for Excellence in Education’s next commercial promoting Common Core.

Isn’t it the goal of Common Core for kids to view America as a country deserving disdain rather than being viewed as an exceptional country? The Advanced Placement U.S. History frameworks, which was just rewritten by Common Core’s chief architect David Coleman and explains what history teachers throughout America must teach our brightest high school kids, paints a picture of America as the world’s chief problem throughout history.

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Isn’t it the goal of the Common Core overlords that American kids should start seeing themselves as “world citizens” who need to start fitting in and measuring up rather than seeing themselves as citizens of an exceptional country that saves the world from tyrants and is a beacon of hope for liberty?

When I worked on the Common Core PARCC test I was told that Common Core’s goal was for kids to repeat back the “facts” Common experts put in front of them, not to think for themselves or come to their own opinions on a topic.  Wasn’t this exactly what Ariana Grande was doing?

As far as I’m concerned if Common Core had a university it should grant Ariana Grande an honorary doctorate in Common Core’s reimagined American history. Perhaps she could become a guest lecturer at uber-liberal Harvard or Yale University or a much sought after commencement speaker.

Ariana Grande’s comments on childhood obesity are also completely aligned with what FLOTUS Michelle Obama has been going on about now for years as she has taken control of school lunches deriding our kids for being too fat because their parents just don’t know how to feed them correctly.

Of course we won’t mention all the yummy lunches her daughters have been enjoying for the last 6 years at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. free of her school lunch dictates.

Perhaps Ariana Grande could do public service announcements in support of Michelle Obama’s school lunch programs to rehabilitate her image because we all know that image is everything.

No, don’t hate Ariana Grande for saying that she hates America. Hate Common Core and the politicians who keep it in place for wanting all kids in our country to use Ariana Grande’s words as their own personal mantras.

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