After rumors began swirling that SNL star Pete Davidson was casually dating ponytail inventor Ariana Grande, the actor began receiving comments from fans (haters?) suggesting that he—as a sufferer of borderline personality disorder—should not be in a relationship with anyone, let alone Grande. Davidson wasn’t having it, so he responded in the form of a screengrabbed message written in Apple’s Notes app.
Davidson has opened up about his mental health in the past, so in some ways his passionate response was unsurprising. It said, in part:
“Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this cause like fuck you. But I been hearing a lot of ‘people with bpd can’t be in relationships’ talk. I just wanna let you know that’s not true. Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship. It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic. Everybody is different and there are a lot of treatments for mental illnesses and I have done/am doing all of them. And I encourage those who struggle to seek help as well it has changed my life for the better.
I just think it’s fucked up to stigmatize people as crazy and say that they are unable to do stuff that anyone can do. It’s not their fault and it’s the wrong way for people to look at things.”
“For all those struggling I want you to know that I love you and I understand you and it is going to be okay,” he said at the end of the note. “That’s all. Love to everyone else.”
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Correction: An earlier version of this column said Pete Davidson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, not borderline personality disorder. We regret the error and have revised the piece.