In the hours leading up Saturday Night Live Pete Davidson posted a handful of concerning statements that raised cause for concern for SNL star. Pete Davidson, has deleted all his social media accounts after a disturbing post that he posted on his Instagram account. The NYPD did confirm that he was safe. Even though TMZ has reported that Davidson didn’t show up for dress rehearsal. However, he did appear live once during the telecast, standing in front of the Christmas tree to announcing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson’s second performance.
TMZ also has reported that Pete’s alarming post read, “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
Davidson continued by saying, “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last. All I’ve ever tried to do was help people.” Going on to state, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.”
This all started Saturday with Pete Davidson addressing the brief back-and-forth between Kanye and his ex-fiancée, Ariana Grande, on Twitter earlier in the day. Pete had made fun of Kanye’s mental illness last October on ‘SNL’s’ Weekend Update. But recently he jumped to Kanye’s defense, and supporters of Ye attacked Pete on social media, calling him a hypocrite. Grande shared her support and apologized for the insensitive tweet, which came under fire by West for attempting to capitalize on a moment of vulnerability by pushing a new single.
He also refused to see Ariana Grande when she rushed to 30 Rock to comfort him over the weekend … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to Pete and NBC tell us, Pete alerted his security to hold his ex-fiancée at bay when she arrived at the building. We’re told Pete knew Ariana was on her way, because she was calling friends after he posted what looked like a suicide note. Ariana told friends she was rushing over to NBC, and they dropped a dime on her and gave Pete the heads-up.
The message was shared by many of his famous friends and colleagues, who sent their well-wishes to the comedian and also pointed out that Davidson has been very open about his struggle to be mentally healthy (he revealed a borderline personality disorder diagnosis last year). However, the post was also responded to by quite a number of internet trolls who actually urged Davidson to go through with killing himself.
This isn’t the first time that SNL and Pete Davidson found themselves under fire for a controversial joke. A month after the comedian drew criticism for joking about replacing his then-fiancée Ariana Grande’s birth control with breath mints. A few weeks after that engagement went sideways. . . and just days after an ill-timed proposal joke during the weekly SNL promos prompted Grande to angrily tweet, then delete a response, Davidson appeared on “Weekend Update” to crack wise about Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw’s eyepatch, comparing Crenshaw to “a hit man in a porno movie.” The former Navy SEAL lost an eye while serving in Afghanistan.
Days later, while on a press tour for the upcoming animated feature The Grinch, fellow cast member Kenan Thompson has found himself handling the fallout. SNL is declining to comment on issue. Although, to be fair, the show rarely does issue comment or apology when its comedy crosses the line.
Thompson, who does carry a certain amount of inherent SNL authority given his lengthy tenure on the series, endeavored to remove himself from the controversy—it was, after all, not his joke, and not his mess to clean up—while appearing on The View Tuesday.
“It’s not really my department, but since I’m out promoting The Grinch, I get to answer these questions,” he said. Even so, Thompson acknowledged that the matter “is being handled internally.”
He’s been a cast member on Saturday Night Live since September 27, 2014. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild ‘n Out, and Failosophy. He has performed stand-up comedy on Adam DeVine’s House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and guest-starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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