Pete Davidson has shared a lengthy Instagram post about the bullying he’s endured both online and in public over the past nine months.
The 25-year-old, who was engaged to Ariana Grande, also 25, before the pair announced their split in October, wrote in his emotional message: “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.”
The “Saturday Night Live” favourite wrote that he’s been open about his struggle with borderline personality disorder and being suicidal, in the hopes of raising awareness and showing kids like himself “who don’t want to be on this earth” that they are not alone.
Davidson continued, “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.”
The star’s post comes after Grande seemingly confirmed that it was her that ended the pair’s relationship in her new “thank u, next” music video.
In fact, Grande offered a lengthy response, writing alongside her ex-fiancee’s words.
“I know u 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,” she told fans.
“i care deeply about pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet,” she continued. “i’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive 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 u that.”
She concludes by asking her fans to “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.”
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.