Pete Davidson addresses online bullying and mental health in heartfelt post


Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, best known for his whirlwind romance with Ariana Grande, has spoken publicly about the impact that online trolls have on his mental health.

In a lengthy Instagram post, he wrote:

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.

Davidson claims that he has been bullied “online and in public” for nine months. The comedian, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, wrote:

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.

The bullying of Davidson may have intensified due to the release of “thank u, next”, a track by his ex-fiancé Ariana Grande that discusses her past relationships. Though Davidson is described favourably in the track, with Grande singing that she is “so thankful” for him.

Twitter users were quick to send Davidson sympathy following the post, with many saying it’s time for him to be allowed to move on.

H/T: Daily Dot

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