Pastor apologizes for groping Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Pastor appologizes for groping Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral – see pics.

Ariana Grade got some extra attention at Aretha Franklin’s funeral when Bishop Charles H. Ellis III became a too friendly with 25 year old artist. What it seemed like when Pastor hugged Ariana, he went a little too far and it seemed like he groped Ariana Grande on national TV.

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Pastor seemed too friendly with Ariana Grande

Watch video of Bishop groping Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

What was up with that pastors hand?

— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 31, 2018

TV host Claudia Jordan reacted on it and tweeted.

I’m really sorry you had to go thru that @ArianaGrande that groping was beyond blatant and we could all see and feel your discomfort. #NotCool

— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) September 1, 2018

The Pastor also made a horrible joke about Ariana being new item at Taco Bell.

Bishop gropped Ariana Grande - see pics
Pastor gropped Ariana Grande pics

However, the pastor has apologized now. He said “It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast. … I don’t know I guess I put my arm around her. Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologize. I hug all the female artists and the male artists. Everybody that was up, I shook their hands and hugged them. That’s what we are all about in the church. We are all about love. The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction to this day. This is all about Aretha Franklin.”

“I personally and sincerely apologize to Ariana and to her fans and to the whole Hispanic community. When you’re doing a program for nine hours you try to keep it lively, you try to insert some jokes here and there.” he added as he apologized for taco bell joke too.