Ariana Grande responds to Pete Davidson's statement about being bullied online
4 December 2018, 13:03
Ariana took to Twitter and Instagram to put an end to her fans cyber-bullying Pete...
Ariana Grande has responded to Pete Davidson's statement about people cyber bullying him.
Last night Pete took to Instagram to open up about the fact that he's been harassed and bullied online by fans over the past few months. The comedian stated: "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 frames of reference."
Pete also talked about his BPD (borderline personality disorder) and how important it is to be sensitive to those with it. "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."
What is BPD?
BPD is a "disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others". One of BPD's most common symptoms is "emotional instability". Discussing how he copes with it on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Pete said: “It’s steps, it’s thought processing, you have these thoughts, you have these feelings, you have these urges, you’re going to freak out. Try waiting it out 10 minutes. Try going for a walk.”
Pete ended his moving Instagram post by writing: "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 those holding me down and seeing this for what it is - I see you and I love you".
Read Pete's Instagram statement in full here.
Pete doesn't mention Ariana's fans by name but it's already common knowledge that Arianators have been spamming Pete with horrible comments on social media both during their relationship and after it ended just a few weeks ago. In fact, it got to the point where Ariana's manager Scooter Braun stepped in to "stop the bullshit" and yet, sadly, it's still happening.
With that in mind, Ariana took to Instragram stories shortly after Pete's statement to write: "i know you already know this but i feel i need to remind my fans to 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." Our hearts.
She also said: i've learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so i do understand. but you truly don't know what anyone is experiencing ever. 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."
Ariana also responded to fan on Twitter saying: "i have never encouraged anything but forgiveness. i care deeply about pete and his health and would never encourage any kind of mistreatment. i haven't seen any of this because i'm blocked but i want you to know that i would never want or encourage that ever and you should know that."
You can see Ariana's responses below.
Ariana via her Instagram story🖤 pic.twitter.com/9gjVXvh97v— ArianaUpdates (@charlet_bond) December 4, 2018
🖤— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 3, 2018
It goes without saying that bullying is wrong in any form and we hope that Ariana and Pete's words put and end to this. Ari and Pete began dating in May this year and got engaged shortly after. They split this October and remain on good terms.