Ariana Grande defends Pete Davidson after blogger savagely mocks his eyes
The internet's been fascinated with Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's whirlwind romance. Is it because they gush about each other constantly on social media? Is it because their relationship gives dorky comedians hope that one day they too can date a gorgeous pop star? Who knows? But we're here for it, and every time they tweet, it's bigger news than the Pentagon Papers.
Some snarky critics claim Ariana can do better than Pete, to which Pete would probably reply, "I know!" "I feel like I won a contest," said the comedian on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "It’s so sick. It’s f–king lit, Jimmy. It’s so lit. It’s so funny when you’re walking down the street, dudes are walking by and... [tips hat]. Some guy came up to me and said, ‘yo man, you like gave me hope.’ I didn’t know I was that ugly."
"I’m a lucky motherf---er," Pete added. "I'm forever known as her plus-one."
In a profile by GQ, Pete talked about how weird it is to be super-famous. He was famous before, as a stand-up comedian and star of Saturday Night Live, but dating Ariana Grande catapulted him into a new stratosphere. Wherever they go in New York City, the paparazzi follows. And they're the subject of many articles, some flattering, some not so much.
A writer for Barstool Sports published an article with the title, "Does Pete Davidson have butthole eyes?" He followed that up with,"I don't mean that to offend. It's an honest question." Too late! Ariana Grande noticed the headline on Twitter, and was not amused.
The No Tears Left To Cry singer leapt to her boyfriends defense, writing, "y’all do kno this man has an auto immune disease ...... right ? ..... like you do understand what you’re doing when u do this right ? jus wanna make sure."
Ariana appears to be referring to Crohn's disease. "I got Crohn's disease when I was 17 or 18," Pete told High Times in 2016. "I found the medicines the doctors were prescribing me and seeing all these doctors and trying new things, weed would be the only thing that would help me eat. My stomach would just be in pain all day, and I wouldn't be able to eat."
Right now you might be thinking, "Man, I wish I had some weed." And you also might be thinking, "What is Crohn's disease?" Well, I can't help you out with the weed, but I can provide a definition of Crohn's disease.
According to The Mayo Clinic, "Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition." People with severe cases of Crohn's may also experience inflammation of the eyes, skin, joints and liver or bile ducts. The cause of the illness is unknown, and there is no known cure, but people suffering from it can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms with treatment.
However, gastroenterologist Dr. Albert Knapp disputes the notion that Crohn's disease directly causes sunken eyes (or "butthole eyes," if you will). "The reason they’re sunken is because people with Crohn’s disease can sometimes become dehydrated," Knapp told Page Six. "But when you rehydrate, they return to normal. Crohn’s disease does not directly cause eyes that look sunken in."
In another tweet, now deleted, Ariana threw some shade at the writer. She wrote, "p.s. 'butthole eyes' says he's still not doing ur stupid podcast you've begging him to do for three years." Ouch. However, the writer didn't seem heartbroken. He replied with one word, "pageviews," with a GIF of a man making money angels.
Apparently, due to Ariana's promotion, the blog has struck a gold mine in ad revenue, and the writer has become rich beyond his wildest dreams. Maybe this is internet is fascinated with Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's romance. Their relationship enriches everyone's lives.