Ariana Grande ‘sincerely’ apologizes for making ‘not at all funny’ joke

Ariana Grande 'sincerely' apologizes for making 'not at all funny' joke

Ariana Grande. | Photo: covajana / Flickr

Ariana Grande has apologized after making a joke about murdered child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.

The 26-year-old singer commented on her best friend Doug Middlebrook’s now-deleted Instagram post yesterday (28 July).

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Photo: Ariana Grande / Instagram

It was a photo of JonBenét Ramsey with the headline: ‘Arrest made!’

Middlebrook wrote in the caption: ‘No one has done more covers.’

Then Ariana joked: ‘I can’t WAIT for this to be your Halloween look.’

Middlebrook then responded: ‘Working on it already’.

Ariana Grande apologizes

Twitter user @ivanmoratroya saw the pop superstar’s reply and took to Twitter last night (28 July) to express his disappointment.

‘Wait WHAT??’ he wrote in a tweet, with screenshots of the interaction. ‘An 8-year-old girl who was violently killed, strangled and suffocated cannot be anyone’s costume…’

A few hours after posting the tweet, Ariana then responded directly to it.

‘Yeah no, I deleted it very quickly and understand that it’s not at all funny,’ she tweeted. ‘This was out of pocket and I sincerely apologize.’

Doug Middlebrook is yet to publicly comment on the controversy, but has deleted his Instagram post.

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