Pete Davidson broke his silence about the recent online attacks against him, and it’s powerful

Since Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their engagement in October, the two have (mostly) avoided drama over the split. However, some of Grande’s fans have been targeting Davidson online—even causing Grande’s manager to step in and defend him. Now, Davidson is addressing the situation. In a text post shared to Instagram today, December 3rd, Davidson revealed that he has been “online bullied” for months. He also acknowledged his struggle with mental illness, including borderline personality disorder and his efforts to raise awareness about the diagnosis.

"I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months," he wrote. "I've spoken about BPD 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."

The comedian continued by admonishing those who have been tormenting him.

"No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't," he wrote. "I'm upset to 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."

Davidson has been extremely open about his struggles with mental health and experience with BPD—and many  online have used it against him. In May, trolls even suggested that Davidson shouldn’t datebecause of his diagnosis. At the time, Davidson (rightly) wrote that it was “f*cked up to stigmatize people as crazy.”

No one deserves to be bullied, and especially not for being open and candid about their mental health. We hope Pete knows these trolls are just a small segment of a much bigger world, and we’re sending so much love and support his way.

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