Pete Davidson is back on social media only to say, "F*ck the internet tho"
Pete Davidson had decided to purge his Instagram account off its posts back in July - and back then, he had assured his fans through an Instagram story that nothing was wrong.
Pete Davidson is back on Instagram!
However, the 24-year-old, who deleted all of his feeds and posts from the photo-sharing platform this July, just decided to return from his social media hiatus with a poignant message for his fans and followers.
Known for his unabashed way with words, the 'Saturday Night Live' comedian made his social media comeback via video. In the video clip that Pete shred, he could be seen walking on the streets of New York City as paparazzi takes photos of him. "Hey, how are ya? How you guys doing?" Pete can be heard in the background, asking the photographers clicking his pictures as he continues to film them. "You guys look great, alright," he adds, before cheering out loud in a delighted tone: "Ah! Welcome home!"
But as cheerful and delighted he sounds filming the paps in their actions, it's his caption for the video that spoke greater volumes. "@nbcsnl back next week," Pete wrote in the caption, adding: "f*ck the internet tho..."
This in general distaste for the internet could be a result of anything - from internet trolls coming at him for his relationship with singer Ariana Grande, or even a passive aggressive outburst for the way the internet just bombarded Ariana with hate messages and blaming her for her ex, rapper Mac Miller's recent death.
But what's interesting here is that Pete had decided to purge his Instagram account off its posts back in July - and back then, he had assured his fans through an Instagram story that "No, there's nothing wrong. No, nothing happened. No, there's nothing cryptic about anything. I just don't wanna be on Instagram anymore. Or any social media platform."
He also added: "The internet is an evil place and it doesn't make me feel good. Why should I spend any time on negative energy when my real life is f--king lit. The fact that I even have to say this proves my point. I love you all, and I'm sure I'll be back at some point."
And he did live up to his promise, even though this striking manner of coming back comes just days after his fiance, Ariana, decided not to attend the 2018 Emmys. "Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys tonight. Pete has also opted to not attend to be with her in New York," her rep told E! News earlier this week.
"Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding."
this picture of ariana grande just made me so sad man. you can see the pain she’s feeling. im literally crying, lord please protect her bc she has gone thru it 😩😭 my heart hurts for her so much pic.twitter.com/fjEAZCUWBn— Bolivia (the b is silent) 🍍 (@obstancil) September 20, 2018
While Ariana is still in mourning for the passing of her ex, Mac - who died from an alleged overdose - she and Pete were recently spotted out in public together, where she was seen to be crying. Pete being the doting boyfriend he is, was engaged in consoling and comforting her.