Ariana Grande’s Non-Vegan Starbucks Drink Upsets Fans & Baristas

Ariana Grande, who has been an outspoken vegan since 2013, is facing backlash for promoting Starbucks’ Cloud Macchiato–which is not vegan. The Cloud Macchiato contains egg whites and caramel–which itself contains butter, heavy cream and dry milk. “Isn’t Ariana grande vegan? Why is she promoting a drink with dairy?” one person tweeted. Several Starbucks baristas also complained about Grande’s involvement causing confusion among vegan customers. “Ariana says she’s vegan herself. THAT’S the issue with her consuming and promoting a non-vegan drink. A LOT of people came to my store today thinking it was vegan,” an employee noted. The singer has encouraged fans to try the soy milk version.