Pete Davidson: ‘No matter how hard the Internet tries to make me kill myself I won’t’

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When I logged in to Instagram yesterday it opened with a post by Pete Davidson. This was notable as my timeline typically starts with a handful of dogs. Pete wrote a note about people bothering him on the Internet. It’s unclear exactly what prompted him but I would imagine Ariana Grande’s fans have been commenting on his posts and he’s chosen to ignore it until it escalated after she put out video for “thank u, next.” Plus she just got yet another tattoo for Pete covered up, this one a commemoration for his father, his badge number 8418, replaced by the word “Myron,” the name of her late ex, Mac Miller’s dog. So people are still talking about the end of their relationship and the personal attacks are upsetting him.

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I truly hope he’s ok. I’m skeptical of him, but he does deserve credit for being open about his mental health struggles and for helping end the stigma of mental illness. No one deserves to be dragged online or told that they’re not worth living. It does seem like this coincides with some major moves by Ariana, and by the fact that she’s not getting back with him. That’s probably very painful for him too. In the video for “thank u, next” she wrote “could still get it” under Big Sean’s picture and “sorry I dipped” next to Pete’s. It can’t be easy to have all that out in the open.

A source also told E! that Pete was “dating again.” He should probably make himself wait a while before getting a bunch of tattoos for his next girlfriend.

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  1. Emily says:

    Some people need to get a life if they’re harassing him for being dumped (which happens all of the time). Ariana has only said positive things and given no reason for her fans to crap on him.

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t understand people. I can’t imagine ever feeling appropriate telling someone to go kill themselves. Or even just harassing someone online in general. And I’m going to bet that a lot of people that are doing it are the first ones to cry about online bullying when they feel slighted at all, or if someone they know is affected.

      It’s just mind boggling. I can’t even imagine the kind of level of stress I’d feel as a famous person if I had ‘fans’ who acted like that. It must be genuinely awful on all sides.

    • ...otaku fairy says:

      It’s a terrible thing to do- especially because people know his struggles- and I think some of the insensitive people on other sites basically saying ‘That’s what you get for seeking attention. Shut up and go away, thirsty whiner’ are also part of the problem. Many of the latter group are some of the same ones who would also probably try to pin it on Ariana if something did happen to him, just like some of them did with Mac Miller’s overdose.

  2. Joss RED says:

    Instead of posting on social media about suicide, just go see a doctor. (I’m serious, not being a “hater” – as people say nowadays).

    • Alissa says:

      I’m sure he also sees a therapist and/or doctors for his BPD. it’s fine for him to also make a post so that people can realize their stupid online comments do actually affect him.

    • smcollins says:

      Sure, but it’s SM that is attacking him so it makes sense to address it on SM. I doubt it will do much good, but maybe he needed to do that to feel a bit more in control. It’s definitely an awful position to be in regardless.

    • Mama says:

      He’s made it known that he gets help. There’s nothing wrong with what he wrote.

    • Beth says:

      He says he goes to a doctor for his problem, and it makes perfect sense for him to post this on social media which is where people are making the cruel comments and reading about him. Some of these people doing it need to mind their business, learn what morality is, and find a hobby other than harassing someone they know has a mental illness. Nothing wrong with him making that post, and hopefully people will leave him alone

    • Hikaru says:

      He says he goes to see a doctor, but does he actually listen and comply with therapy? I doubt any therapist would advise a BPD patient to stick to social media and read hate messages and have online arguments with strangers. Quite the opposite. He is probably being non-compliant and hiding behind “I am seeing somebody” when he gets criticized for his behaviour as many celebrities tend to.

      • jwoolman says:

        I doubt that he is deliberately reading hate messages. It just is probably impossible not to hear about them.

        Being open about it is beneficial to non-famous people (especially youngsters) facing the same thing on a smaller scale.

  3. Rhys says:

    I don’t follow this guy but wow, people can be savages.

  4. Babadook says:

    I wasn’t a fan of him when they were together but I do actually feel for him. I also feel weird about the latest Ariana tattoo cover up. I mean, obviously she wanted to get rid of any trace of Pete on her body but to cover up his dead father’s badge number with a pet’s name feels a bit… off to me. I don’t know if anyone has any other thoughts on it?

    • OriginalLala says:

      I found the song and video kind of tacky – people call out Taylor Swift for that kind of thing but were cheering on Ariana. I hope he is ok

      • Shannon says:

        Yeah, that’s what I was wondering too. Taylor gets mad sh!t for it here, when Ariana went, imo, WAY more obvious with it. I mean, I didn’t even know who Taylor Swift’s songs were about until I read it on here, but Ariana made it pretty concrete.

        And covering up his dad’s badge number with the name of her ex’s dog? Bitch move, sorry.

    • Jag says:

      Yeah, I agree. The way I’m seeing it is that she’s gone completely obsessed over her late ex; perhaps there wasn’t room anymore for Pete with that happening.

      But getting rid of something that meant so much to Pete really shows that she’s not getting back with him, and it makes me think that he did something to cause that.

      Of course, if she knew and loved the dog, that’s different. I don’t like her and don’t follow her except for what’s on this site, so have no idea if they had the dog while they were together.

      • Alissa says:

        well the other commment in her burn book aside from sorry I dipped was also love you always, and her manager commented on this post saying Pete’s a good guy, so I tend to believe there wasn’t anything in specific that he really did. it just wasn’t working anymore.

    • ByTheSea says:

      Not just off, but cruel. His dad died a hero; to equate him to a dog is just unnecessary and then to point it out for the world to see. Ariana is being an a$$.

      • ...otaku fairy says:

        Not really. It’s her body. I don’t think she’s equating that man with a dog, but I do think she’s doing this bizarre thing with tattoos where the tattoos she has have to express whatever she’s going through at this time. It seems like she’s been very impulsive with tattoos lately in general- both during and after her relationship with Pete.

      • mela says:

        I agree. That is a low move by Ariana.

        Either she is just plain evil and heartless or Pete did something horrible and the song/the tattoo cover ups are all a big F U to him.

        Because if your ex didn’t do anything to you, and the relationship just ran its course – you would never humiliate or torture them like this with this kind of post-break up negative attention (break up songs called “thank u next” ouch, tat cover up publicity). If you cared about the health and emotional well being of your ex (which IS possible after an adult break up), you would do these things on the down low to not inflict additional emotional pain on them…its called empathy..

        Ariana has always been a brat in my eyes with Donutgate so I’m not sure which it is to be honest.

      • Aren says:

        I agree. She could’ve gotten it removed or covered with a million things that wouldn’t be offensive, but she had to put the name of a dog, of her ex’s dog, not even her own.
        That’s really gross.

    • Juls says:

      I feel weird about this one because this tattoo is in honor of a fallen hero who happens to be the father of someone that she cares about. But it doesn’t have to be “about” Pete, it can be just about honoring his dad, I feel personally that she could distinguish between the two men. But, it’s her body and her choice. She felt compelled to cover it with another meaningful tribute and she has her own personal reasons for doing so, so I cannot judge.

    • smcollins says:

      @babadook the bigger question for me is why she got that tattoo in the first place. What significance did that even have for her? I understand commemorating his memory because of 9/11, but then why cover it up if that was the case? What should have been a deeply meaningful tattoo now comes across, to me, as shallow and apparently meaningless.

      • Beth says:

        They went overboard way too quickly with the “meaningful ” tattoos for each other, and this one was definitely wierd for her to get. If she wanted to cover it, maybe she could’ve done it with something like a heart, not her dead exs dogs name.

      • mrsodie says:

        Yeah, I wonder about that tattoo. If someone I were dating got a copycat tattoo of a tribute to my dead father, I would feel like that person were infringing on my special relationship with my dad. What connection did she have to him? None. It feels narcissistic to me. Pete shares his deepest wound to her, and her response is, “Yeah, that’s mine, too!” in a metaphorical way. Covering up the tattoo is a signal that in some small way, she recognizes that she’s an interloper here. However, replacing it with the name of the dog she inherited from her other ex after his death shows me that she only has an identity in relation to men. And that is VERY sad.

    • Alissa says:

      I feel the same way. especially since it’s her ex’s dog. the same ex she was with immediately before getting with Pete, in the same x that died during their relationship that probably impacted her decision to end things with Pete. it’s awkward.

      • mela says:

        No wonder her and Pete broke up. She’s obsessed with her dead ex boyfriend.

        I had a previous ex pass away during my next relationship. I grieved but did not get tattoo’s for his dog (who I continued to babysit even after our break up).

      • efffefff says:

        I think she was engaged to him to get her ex’s attention, and now that he’s dead she doesn’t need him anymore.

    • Erinn says:

      YES. I feel the same way. I think if I’d been her… I’d probably have left that one tattoo alone. Or hell, added some more NY type things to that area to make it a more generalized 9/11 remembrance type thing. I think covering his dads badge number with Malcolm’s dog’s name is pretty harsh. She took the risk getting the badge put on there -to cover it up with the dog is pretty awful. I mean – I’m someone who 100% loves pets more than most humans, but even I’m like oooooh that’s awkward. Hell, if it’d been one of HER pets’ names, I think it’d have at least been a bit better.

    • heylee says:

      I think her entire manipulation of her body to hide/express messages is royally f#$ked up. It is so important for her to instantly cover up the badge with the name of the dog but she is going to persist in maintaining her #blackfishing? Not that important to correct that?

      I think she is purposefully trying to mislead fans with regard to her ethnic background – this picture is of her years back – http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/11/13/ariana-grande-goes-vegan/

      • Elaine says:

        I mean… nobody thinks she’s black or even mixed do they? Just because she had some surgery and is a fan of tanning doesn’t make it blackfishing

      • eto says:

        A lot of people think she’s Latinx

      • heylee says:

        This was brought to my attention by a friend who writes for a feminist publication and she has told me that there are a lot of people who believe she is either Latina or bi-racial and it is a growing issue.

      • ...otaku fairy says:

        Part of the reason why some people think she’s Latina is because her last name is Grande. Back when she was on Victorious, I thought the same thing. I think this is just a case of an Italian girl tanning though, not trying to pass herself as another race. She’s open about her ethnicity.

      • Shannon says:

        Yeah, I thought she was latina.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I thought she was Latino awhile back m because of the last name, but not necessarily because of her appearance. Personally, I don’t read her mannerisms or behavior as blackphishing. Even in that brightly lit photo, you can see her skin tone is fairly olive-toned. Most Mediterraneans do tan well, so I assumed that’s what it was.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I’m Italian and I’m pretty dark skinned so she may just have that skin tone naturally – it’s not uncommon for Italians, especially from the south to have olive/tan skin.

    • MarineTheMachine says:

      This exactly ! I LOVE my dog, but I wouldn’t cover a deceased person’s reference off my body by covering its name over it… this is a low blow and tacky unless he did something terrible to her.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Maybe he asked her to remove it? I can see why it would bother somebody to have their father’s memorial on an ex’s shoulder after a bitter breakup.

    • jwoolman says:

      Babadook- yes, covering up the badge number (his dad died responding to 9/11) seems odd. I can understand she wants to erase reminders of the failed relationship, but that one is bigger than that relationship.

  5. skipper says:

    Dang. He must have really been feeling something if he had to post this. He doesn’t deserve to even have to think this way because of what other people say. I can’t imagine.

  6. Jag says:

    What does “sorry I dipped” mean? I’m old enough to think that dipping is either eating chips or dancing. lol (Well, or tobacco dip, but I wouldn’t think she would do that.)

  7. Cee says:

    What does “sorry I dipped” mean?

    • Erinn says:

      Dipped out on the relationship. Leave abruptly. I usually think of it in terms of dipping out of a party – just kind of bailing and not saying much if anything before doing it.

  8. Rose says:

    It’s very brave if him to be open about having BPD, the stigmas and lake if empathy and understanding of personality disorders is something everyone would be a shamed of. His post is so important, I can’t image having bpd in the public domain then on top if that getting bullied.
    Bpd has been described has walking around with third degrees burns.

    • CharliePenn says:

      Rose I think it’s also because personality disorders really really hurt the people around the BPD sufferer, especially children.
      My mom has BPD and does not get treatment. She acts like a monster and she is the most difficult thing in the lives of all her children, and my childhood was just an extension of her disorder. She was horrible to me, in ways that a person who’s parent doesn’t have BPD could probably never understand. I often think I would have been better off without a mother at all.
      My siblings and I all have long-term damage and psychological problems due to her.

      So I do have compassion for people with BPD, to this day I try to have a relationship with my mom as best as I can while still protecting myself, but I do not want to interact with anyone else who has this disorder. One is enough for my lifetime. Pete gets treatment and so he is probably way better to the people in his life than someone who is untreated. I wish him the best. But this disease has stigma because it’s truly a horror to deal with in a family member and especially a parent. I think some of the stigma comes from how literally scary these people can be when their illness is untreated.

      I also am left with a deep respect for those who acknowledge and treat their BPD. The disorder in and of itself makes this difficult to even do!

      • AuntieZana says:

        I’m a child of a BPD mother and i co-sign everything you said! I am extremely biased when it comes to this diagnosis but Pete admits he has it and that he gets treatment, something most with PD don’t do. PD or not, no one should be bullied like this online.

      • Beth says:

        My mother also has BPD, and it took over 30 years for her to be diagnosed. When I was a child, my mother could be a complete monster,and we had no idea why, and even now, with medicine and therapy, she still can be difficult to get along with when she’s manic. I have friends who have the disorder too, and I have compassion and respect for anyone with the illness, and anyone who has to deal with them in their lives.

        I think it’s brave and helpful when well-known people like Pete talk about their problems so the others who suffer from it can see they’re not alone

      • Rose says:

        I’m so sorry for your trauma from your mums, I didn’t mean to. Minamism the hurt and long term mind games if people with bpd, I just meant it’s good to see people who suffer from bpd so it more easier for people to understand. I think like mosy serve mental illness people struggle to understand the daily impact they have in the suffers anf there family’s. The more awareness hopefully one-day there better treatments and more support for families. I hope you are healing, mothers with pds are hard and isolating.

    • mela says:

      Yeah just getting out of a physically, emotionally abusive relationship with a man who had bpd. He destroyed my life for years and its been hell recovering from the daily abuse.

      Pete seems pretty normal to the public (as did my ex at times) butI have a hard time wrapping my head around the potential of having a healthy relationship with someone with BPD. I don’t know of anyone who has a trauma-abuse -free relationship with someone diagnosed with BPD.

  9. Maite says:

    This hurts my heart. No matter how annoying someone can be, they should never have to deal with people encouraging them to kill themselves. It’s stuff like this that leads to the harrowin g rise in suicides in the US. I applaud him for being brave enough to to tell the world of his struggles with mental health. It is way more common than people think.

  10. Esmom says:

    I’ve said before that I have a soft spot for him, he’s always struck me as fragile. I like what he wrote and feel bad that felt compelled to do so. I wonder if it will help, people can be so awful on sm.

    My IG feed is filled with mostly foster cat/kitten posts, it’s my happy place on many days.

  11. Fanny says:

    He’s too immature to handle social media and needs to take some time off to grow up. Anybody who can’t laugh off social media trolls (who are probably about 14 years old) and connects it to an actual compulsion to suicide doesn’t belong there.

    He also speaks about being bullied “in public” for 9 months. I think he thinks he should be able to act like an ass in the media for months and say whatever offensive things he wants without anyone calling him on it. Again, he needs to grow up.

    • Rose says:

      He has bpd, give him a break. Saying what he’s feeling wrong, shows just how little bpd is understood. People suffering from bpd should be able to voice there feels and not be told they are not mature. Maybe the more we listen the more we will understand the hell they suffer through and understood them instead of putting labels on them as abusers and attention seekers.

      • skipper says:

        Agreed, Rose. Thank you for your comment.

      • Kitten says:

        This. I HATE it when people act like everyone shares the same kind of coping mechanism. Just because YOU could shrug it off, doesn’t mean someone else can. How the f*ck have we not learned this by now???

        I respect Pete a lot for being so transparent about his BPD. It’s a positive step towards destigmatizing mental illness. I’m just so sorry that he has to deal with the negativity for being honest and open.

      • shanydanza says:

        Thank you, Rose.
        I have been diagnosed with BPD for the past 8 years after YEARS of misdiagnosis. Yes, I’ve hurt people with my actions because I didn’t know how to regulate my emotions or form sustainable relationships because I had no idea what that felt or looked like. And I’ve done my best to atone for those injuries. I get it – mental illness hurts everyone involved.
        And I am going to go on to say that reading people say they never want to have any kind of relationship with someone with BPD again is incredibly painful to read. The trauma and attachment issues most of us with BPD experienced has taught us time and time again that something is inherently wrong with us, that we aren’t worth anything, everything is a threat, everything points to your insufficiencies. Even after years of treatment, reading some of these comments brings all of that right up to the surface again. I’m lucky that I had healthcare and a good team of mental health professionals around me to help me heal. Not everyone is so lucky.

    • Beth says:

      Seriously?! If you just think he’s just too immature to handle being harrassed on social media, and needs to take a break to grow up, I honestly think you might not have anyone in your life who suffers from BPD, or maybe you don’t know what the illness even is. Do some studying of the illness, and maybe you’ll understand

    • Lightpurple says:

      I think he might have had a “grow up fast” moment when he was seven years old and his father walked into a burning tower to rescue others and never came out. The guy has a mental illness. He has been very open about it in efforts to help both himself and others. He hasn’t hurt anyone. Let him be.

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      Comments like this highlight why mental illness needs to be spoken about more and why those who have should have a voice. Mental illness does not equal immaturity. And it’s dangerous of you to even equate the two. People suffering from ANY kind of mental illness have a right to speak about it and be open about their struggles.

      • Fanny says:

        A person can have BPD and still be immature, which he is. The sexist and offensive “jokes” he makes he makes in public are not because of BPD. Mental illness does not give you a blanket pass to behave like an ass with impunity.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        @Fanny except that’s not what this is about. This is about a young man with mental illness and a history of suicidal thoughts being harassed and told to kill himself on social media. This isn’t about jokes he’s made that you didn’t like.
        “Anybody who cant laugh off social meda trolls and connects it to actual compulsion to suicide doesnt belong there”
        YOUR WORDS.

      • Fanny says:

        I know multiple people with serious mental illness, including one with schizophrenia, and it was very important to his health to get him off of social media. It fueled his paranoia and obsessiveness Social media can be a rough and tumble place and not everyone is suited to it. And if they aren’t, they should get away from it.

        I don’t know exactly what is being said on Pete’s social media, but if he were actually getting comments from people telling him to kill himself, I think we already would have heard about it.

        Because he’s conflating social media “bullying” with “being bullied in public” (also unspecified what he’s talking about) it seems more to me like he’s just sick of being criticized for his behavior in general.

        I’ve noticed with some other celebrities I follow that when they are upset about being criticized in the media, they take it out on their social media followers. It’s easier to shame and berate people on social media than to refute sometimes legitimate criticism in the press.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        @Fanny. My mother is currently hospitalized for Major Depressive Disorder with psychosis. My grandmother had a nervous breakdown when my mother was little and I myself have struggled with depression on an off throughout my life. So my experience with mental is real and personal. Your comments are ignorant. Plain and simple. And to state that if he had been getting threats we would have heard about it? Ummm you ARE hearing about it right now.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Because you don’t like his humor, you think it is OK if people suggest suicide to a person with mental illness?

        I know we all have favorites and least favorites, but you need to raise your standards if you think that someone being unfunny makes it OK to taunt them with death.

    • Jen says:

      Nope. Doesn’t even matter to me if he has BPD or not. No one should have to open up a platform designed for entertainment and read thousands of comments telling them how worthless they are and how how much the world hates them. We should just tell people to “handle” that? Why don’t you ask yourself why someone feels compelled to try to torment or upset a human they don’t even know and will never interact with? What a cold, ignorant thing to say, Fanny.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        Thank you. It’s rather disgusting to me that this has to be explained to someone presumably an adult in 2018.

    • Maite says:

      @Fanny. Your comments make me think that you’ve never considered how someone might feel by being bullied. Suicide is no joke- it was just in the news the other day that the US life expectancy has actually gone down because of overdoses and suicide. There are a lot of people out there hurting who are afraid to speak about their issues because of heartless comments like yours. Empathy is important here.

      • Fanny says:

        Is there an entirely different group of people posting downthread? Because what I’m saying is not so different.

        I’m anti-bullying, pro-BPD awareness, pro-suicide prevention.

        Pete Davidson happens to be a 25 year old celebrity who played the media hard for his own gain and is now alleging bullying (which no one has as of yet demonstrated actually exists) in what I suspect is a self-serving way.

        Based on the misogynistic “jokes” he’s made and the outright stupid things he’s done in public, I think I am being tremendously kind to chalk his behavior up to immaturity, rather than canceling him for being an unredeemable douchebag.

      • Lithe says:

        @Fanny, your posts aren’t what “anti-bullying, pro-BPD awareness, pro-suicide prevention” looks like. Quite the opposite, actually.

  12. Desolee says:

    Am i the only one that finds him attractive and funny ?

    • skipper says:

      I’m warming up to him in both aspects recently. I can see what you see.

    • little bird says:

      hi! welcome to the club. lowkey been stanning pete since he first started on snl.

    • Erinn says:

      Man, I don’t even understand it though. I never really found him attractive at all… until I’ve watched clips of him. Once I saw him in motion and is making jokes – I definitely found him attractive.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I have the same cynical sense of humor, so I get him. But I also know that it doesn’t work for everyone, so I’m not surprised the relationship fractured from that disconnect.

    • Grant says:

      I definitely get the attraction!

    • Kirsten Schroeter says:

      I do! I feel sorry for him to have to deal with a breakup and serious mental illness so publicly. I think it’s tacky Ariana released this song so soon after the breakup.

    • Shannon says:

      Not at all, he cracks me up on SNL. He’s far too young for me, but I do think he’s an attractive guy, so you’re not alone.

  13. Levin says:

    I’m skeptical, too. Don’t get me wrong, stan culture is largely brain dead and there’s no need for the harassment. But I don’t think his primary goal was to raise mental health awareness, let alone discourage EVEN MORE headlines.

    You know what? I’ve been tainted by a very troublesome relationship with someone who happened to have bpd. So I’ll leave it at that. I hope he feels better soon.

  14. Piper says:

    I got no dog in this fight and I’m all for women supporting women and early on Pete seemed like a douche. But they both entered into a relash too fast and we all knew it would crash and burn so from that how people say support her and trash him is beyond. Ariana is as much to blame if the issue was turn up the press on my quickie love fest in front of the media. She can pull ther he has no media pull. So fans or even more so media blasting his name with Thank you, Next is a head scratcher. Kinda sick tbh.

    They both had something to gain and were very opportunistic about getting it until her ex died and if your ex dying makes you realize you don’t love your current bf, it just makes Ariana seem very immature-what are you doing with your life. It has nothing to do with Pete, and feels like Mac is now apart of the media tears.

  15. Div says:

    I’m going to say something controversial- Pete has never been bullied to the extent of most female celebrities. I also think the fact that he posted this right after Ariana’s much hyped video came out is suspect.

    No one should ever be bullied on social media. It’s horrible and inexcusable. But I feel like he’s framing all this in an attempt to attack Ariana due to the timing of this release. And Ariana, despite being immature, hasn’t really said anything bad about him. The hype about the video was more about the film tributes than her exes.

    Ariana is acting dumb; but Pete was the one who started talking about her after they broke up and that’s been largely forgotten. He also made some genuinely offensive comments related to her before they broke up-such as making fun of the Manchester bombing and her birth control. He reminds me of the guy who starts shit, but then backtracks and tries to act above the fray.

    Not trying to victim blame or excuse Arianas immature behavior, but I feel like he’s using his very real health issues in an attempt to go after an ex instead of raising mental health awareness.

    • Fanny says:

      Exactly.

    • Levin says:

      I’m actually sorry to say I agree. They’re playing games and people just keep going from one side to the other.

      But still, bottom line is that there’s genuine hurt that should stop.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “Pete has never been bullied to the extent of most female celebrities”

      I don’t think it is a controversial statement. It’s just the random guessing of a person on the internet based on nothing, but stated as if it were fact.

      His being extra bullied around the time of her video doesn’t seem suspicious to me, it seems logical. That’s when the fandoms are at their most active on social media.

  16. Grant says:

    Ariana posted a really classy response to this, obviously. It gave me pause and really made me feel for these two. They’re kids. Break-ups are hard enough as it is. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have to go through all the grief, heartbreak, and other miscellaneous turmoil associated with the demise of a relationship, all the while the whole world watches. I don’t judge either of these two for how they have acted subsequent to the break-up. I think that Ari used the break-up to her advantage (hello #1) but she did it in a classy way that didn’t impugn or denigrate Pete. Pete may have said some off-color things about their relationship while they were together but he doesn’t strike me as a malicious person either. I don’t think anyone can deny that this relationship has seriously elevated his public profile and career as well. I hope that one day they can look past all of this and be amicable, if for no other reason than me selfishly hoping to see Ariana host/musical guest on SNL again. She killed it last time.

  17. Bubble bee says:

    I think that Ariana is not the one who initiated the breakup. The way that she’s been acting towards pete is the way someone who was dumped acts. Someone who did the breaking up in an amicable breakup would have no reason to constantly shade their ex. It also is suspicious that she never spoke up for pete when the rumor was going around that he had sent nude pictures of him which is something you would do if your ex was a good person and things just didn’t work out for you. I know some people think he must have done something to her in order to deserve this treatment, but I think if that were true then scooter would never have stepped in to defend him. Scooter defending the man who cheated on Ariana or did something to her is unlikely, but scooter defending the guy who broke up with her and is now being bullied is more likely. I suspect that pete broke up with her for whatever reason and they agreed to say she broke up with him to save the embarrassment of being broken up with by a guy everyone hates. She’s still salty about it so she take little digs and throws shade at him but he feels bad that he hurt her so he goes along with it.

    • hkk says:

      idk, I think their infatuation was still new enough that having a recent ex die just really harshed everything and completely stopped the flow of what they had. How are you going to enjoy the beginning of a new relationship while morning losing a friend? I think he may have tried to be understanding and give her space but that they both realized they couldn’t go backwards. She is still really young and will not likely really get married for a long time. it just wasn’t their time, that’s my guess. I think she needed space, he gave it to her and then things fell apart. I love the part of the video where they are brushing teeth next to each other, that’s supposed to be him, right?

    • Alissa says:

      she says in her burn book “sry I dipped” and “love you always” about Pete, which isn’t what I would say about someone that dumped me, so no, I don’t think so. He also seemed to be the one who had the harder time dealing with the breakup in the immediate aftermath.

  18. hkk says:

    I like them both, He looked really nice with dark hair on SNL over the weekend. I wish he’d stop with the washed out bleached out hair look. I’d love to see him in his own show. Like a walk about the neighborhood he grew up in and seeing his old friends. He just seems so relatable and funny. Maybe it’s because I’m from the Northeast but I really like him and feel like I get him.
    I grew up liking David Lettermen and I get the same sort of vibe from PD. You know the skits where Dave would send people into the deli and tell them all sorts of strange things to say, Pete could keep me entertained for hours doing stuff like that around NY.

  19. Usedtobe says:

    Having just had a friend commit suicide in early November this hits home for me. This is a serious topic and where do people get off. It sickens me and it concerns me. When someone is mentally ill or unstable as Pete is, he may say he won’t but all it takes is a minute to make that decision and it can’t be taken back. Life is sacred and even if we hate someone (such a strong word!) we should never wish upon their family, children and those they leave behind that they would kill themselves.
    Sorry. Just had to get that out. Suicide is no joke.

  20. Pandy says:

    Maybe stop living your life on social media so you don’t have to see this nonsense? and it is nonsense. Grow up.

    • Alissa says:

      That seems rude. He’s a celebrity and in this day and age being on social media is part of their job. That’s part of how they make money, how they fulfill their obligations to promote projects, etc. He did take an extended break from social media, even before they broke up.

      • Fanny says:

        Not that it’s right for people to leave nasty comments for him, but if it’s a problem, there are a number of remedies. Disabling comments entirely is one option, as is putting an assistant in charge of his social media if he feels he absolutely needs to post on social media for the sake of his career (which many celebrities do not).

        I do think this is a generational thing to get so wrapped up in social media without maintaining any sort of healthy distance from it.

  21. Bruja says:

    What kind of person is really on Pete Davidson’s insta telling him to kill himself? Mess. Even so this uncharacteristic outpouring on his part is weird, he coulda started his anti cyberbullying campaign when there was a lynch mob coming after his fiancée when Mac Miller died. That mess alone dwarfed every mention of Pete I’ve ever heard in life. After all, his new legion of defenders expect her to make statements and control everyone with an Ariana avatar.

  22. Cindy says:

    I do feel bad for him. I’m skeptical of him too, but the thing is, he was the “smaller” celebrity in that pairing. And Ariana’s fanbase is SO toxic. That’s the main problem I have with her, really, that her fans are extremely propense to send tidal waves of online vitriol to anyone who gets in her way, and she always just calmly lets it happen (or even likes some of those tweets). I know she’s not responsible for her fans, but it rubs me the wrong way how comfortable she seems to be with that behavior. That Kris Wu incident left a realy bad taste in my mouth.

    • BorderMollie says:

      I’m a huge fan, but I have to agree. Fandom culture, especially around celebrities, is so toxic rn. Making excuses for every wrong thing your ‘fave’ does is deeply unhealthy and potentially distorts your own morality.

  23. maraidh says:

    Pete does not deserve having Ariana’s venomous fans going after him, yet they have trolled him dating back to when their relationship became public (per interviews on The Tonight Show, etc.). When he was interviewed by Fallon, he was still engaged to Ariana and was receiving death threats as well as being told to just kill himself. He is a public figure, and while he did remove himself from social media entirely for a while after their breakup, he was brave to go back online to let the fans that actually do care about him know that he is not going to kill himself. There are people for whom his message is inspiring. He is living in the public eye and openly sharing his mental illness struggles. For the people saying ‘grow up’, his open dialogue is pretty damn grown up IMO.

  24. Yes Doubtful says:

    Some of these fan groups are the worst. The Monsters, the Barbz, etc. I wish more celebs would stand up to their “fans” and tell them to cool it with the hate and be kind. I do feel bad for Pete even though he is half to blame for their crazy fast relationship. We all know he would suffer the most after it failed. Ariana really loved Mac Miller and unfortunately used Pete to get back at him and/or get over him. Take it as a learning lesson and be careful who you give your heart (and ring) to next time, Pete.

  25. U.S and them says:

    I’m not going to sit here and listen to complaint after complaint. I need to surround myself with positive people. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain

  26. Alyse Leitao says:

    Side note on his dating life… saw a funny/sad insta last night of a guy in the same restaurant as Pete & his date while Thank U, Next was playing…

    The guy making the insta was just like “poor Pete’s on a date and can’t escape this song!”

    Sorry no link…

  27. Lucy2 says:

    People are awful. Leave the guy alone.
    Hopefully he has good ways to cope and can ignore the online stuff.