Sunday, April 5, 2020

Ariana Grande blasted for JonBenet Ramsey ‘joke,’ forced to delete Instagram post


Ariana Grande apologized for a joke she made about former child model JonBenet Ramsey, who was killed in 1996 and became the subject of national headlines for years to come.

In a now-deleted post on Instagram, her friend posted a photo of a tabloid magazine about Ramsey. It had the caption, “No one has done more covers.”

Grande then commented on the post, saying, “i cant WAIT for this to be your halloween look,” reported the New York Post.

The message was captured as a screenshot and posted on other social media platforms.

A Boulder Police detective walks to the home of John and Patricia Ramsey in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 3, 1997 (David Zalubowski/AP Photo)

One person wrote, “Wait WHAT?? an 8-year-old girl who was violently killed, strangled and suffocated cannot be anyone’s costume.”

“JonBenet was 6 when was murdered but anyways….I love Ariana but I can’t believe she said that. The poor child was brutally murdered in her own home and the fact that she can’t wait for her friend to make a Halloween costume like that is disgusting,” said a second user.

“I love Ariana but that comment about Jon Benet was very tasteless. Ugh,” added another.

JonBenet was found dead in her family’s home in Colorado, and her case is unsolved 20 years later.

After the torrent of criticism, Grande responded: “I deleted it very quickly and understand that it’s not at all funny. this was out of pocket and I sincerely apologize.”