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Blaming Ariana Grande for Pete Davidson’s Depression Is Misogyny

Blaming Ariana Grande for Pete Davidson’s Depression Is Misogyny

Blaming Ariana Grande for Pete Davidson’s Depression Is Misogyny

 Ariana is not responsible for her ex-boyfriend’s mental health.

I wonder if Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are as exhausted with being written about as I am with writing about them...

According to TMZ, Davidson is fully committed to working on his mental health, saying that "he's now hunkering down and focusing on his mental health issues and his well-being," which is great, so happy for him. The Saturday Night Live star is reportedly surrounded by family and friends who are supporting him in his time of need.

But the gossip site also claims that it was Ariana Grande's deleted-tweet asking that everyone "stop weaponizing mental health" that sent her ex on a downward spiral, leading him to post a troubling note on Instagram saying that he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore." That day, , Grande rushed to 30 Rock, where Davidson was preparing to shoot SNL, but was turned away by security. TMZ suggests that Davidson was heartbroken by Grande's tweet.

Always happy to weigh in when no one asks him, Dr. Drew told TMZ that Grande needs to stay as far away from Davidson as possible. "He had his ideal partner. He had his life, as far as he was concerned, lined up in front of him ... and that whole life and that whole relationship shattered in a moment. That would be horrible for anyone and it'd be impossible to tolerate that in public."

"Pete has special issues....On top of all that [he's] getting trolled online. When you're unstable like that and you're raw, it cuts right through you."

"It's nice for Ariana Grande to express her love and support of him, but she needs to stay away," he concluded, and while it's clear that these two need to stay away from each other , it's also incredibly misogynist to place sole responsibility for Pete Davidson's mental health solely at his ex-girlfriend's feet. Davidson is, after all, the one who started dating one of the most famous women in the world knowing he had borderline personality disorder.

Am I happy that Pete Davidson is getting the help he needs? Absolutely. Will I keep writing about every minor development in Ariana Grande's life, including the death knell of the relationship that inspired her biggest single? Obviously, it's literally my job. But am I exhausted with talking about this heterosexual couple who clearly have great sex but are terrible for each other. YES, MAMA!

As a culture, we need to move on from our obsession with this relationship, let Pete Davidson work on his mental health in peace and stream "thank u, next" until our ears bleed. Merry Christmas.

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