Ariana Grande responds to Pete Davidson's emotional Instagram post about depression
Oh, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, we hardly knew ye. Their relationship was just your typical story: Boy meets girl. Boy proposes to girl after dating for one month. Girl says yes. Boy and girl get matching tattoos. Girl's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, gets a DUI, and spirals into drug addiction. Girl drops number one album. Boy moves into girl's $16 million New York City apartment. Girl's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, dies from an accidental overdose. Boy and girl call off their engagement. Boy and girl cover up their matching tattoos. We've all been there, right?
Davidson was no stranger to fame, as a stand-up comedian and star of Saturday Night Live. But after dating pop sensation Ariana Grande, the paparazzi trailed him everywhere, and websites breathlessly covered his love life. Following the break-up, some Ari fans bombarded him on social, blaming him for breaking Ariana's heart. As a comedian, Pete is used to dealing with hectors and has proven he can take at his own expense. However, he's also struggled with mental health issues, such as borderline personality disorder since a young age. And the trolls take their toll.
Yesterday, Davidson revealed his struggle with depression and online bullies in an emotional Instagram post:
"I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it is truly mind boggling.
"I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is — I see you and I love you."
Today Ariana responded on Instagram Stories, expressing her love for Pete, and telling her toxic fans to chill:
"I know you already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others. I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. I care deeply about Pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet.
"I’ve learned through my own mistakes not to be creative on socials so I do understand, but you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing, ever. Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public, I can promise you that. So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point."
It's like your mother always said: If you can't say something nice, delete your account.