Pete Davidson released a statement Monday in the form of a screenshot posted to his Instagram. In the brief paragraph, Davidson claims to have been experiencing bullying online and in person for the past 9 months. He goes on to say, "I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't." The bullying he refers to is likely in reference to the backlash he's received in the wake of his split with Ariana Grande.
On December 4, Ariana Grande reposted Davidson's statement on her Instagram story, adding that she wants her fans to be gentler, "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. 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 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. 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."
This is not the first time Davidson has rebuked the harmful effects of the internet, he deleted his photos from Instagram in July, after telling fans, "The internet is an evil place and it doesn't make me feel good."
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