Pete Davidson has gone public about being bullied during and after his relationship with Ariana Grande.

In a moving statement posted on Instagram, the Saturday Night Live star revealed he’s been bullied “online and in public … for nine months.”

The comedian, who has struggled with bi-polar disorder, said:

“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,” he continued.

“Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling.”

The 25-year-old, who ended his engagement with Grande in October, said he’s trying to use the huge amount of attention on him to help others who battle mental health issues.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Pete Davison and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)


“I’ve spoken about BPD [bipolar disorder] and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help 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.”

It comes as Ariana revealed she has covered up another one of the tattoos dedicated to her ex. In video of the God Is A Woman singer shared online, the inking on her left foot that said “8418” – the badge number of Pete’s father, who was a firefighter who died in 9/11 – now reads “Myron”.


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Myron is the name of her late ex Mac Miller’s dog, who she adopted after the rapper died in September of an accidental drug overdose.

Grande apologised to Pete in the video for her new song, Thank U, Next.