The problem with living your life very publicly, sharing every fart, ass-mole, and detail about your dick, is that it’s hard to shut the door because you’ve already let the riff raff inside. Pete Davidson’s learning this lesson the hard way. Yesterday Pete posted a plea on Instagram for people, namely fans of his ex partner-in-overexposure Ariana Grande, to stop bullying him online and telling him to kill himself when they meet him in the streets. Luckily for Pete, while Ariana may not not have his dad’s badge number tattooed on her foot anymore, she’s still got his back.
According to Glamour, Ari responded to a fan who asked about Pete’s post. Apparently she didn’t know about it because Pete has her blocked. But she took the high road nevertheless and followed up with an Instagram story asking her fans to back off.
Here’s the direct message Ari responded with when asked about Pete’s declaration of victim-hood.
there’s nothing left to say…. pic.twitter.com/IY5WN1mz5K
— mona (@arianashijabi) December 3, 2018
And here’s what she wrote in her Instagram story:
“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.”
— mona (@arianashijabi) December 4, 2018
Arian went along with the madness while it was fun, but once they broke up, she managed to parlay the entire experience into a #1 hit and the most watched video in 24 hours on YouTube. Pete on the other hand…
I can think of one way to avoid getting cyberbullied that doesn’t involve your ex-girlfriend coming to the rescue: Shut it down. Don’t be on the internet! Your mental health might be worth losing 2.5 million followers on Instagram.