CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses suicide and mental health issues.

Ariana Grande has spoken out in defence of her former fiancé Pete Davidson who yesterday slammed trolls for targeting his mental health.

The ‘Breathin’ singer reshared Davidson’s original statement via her Instagram Story and added the following plea to her fans:

“I know u already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others,” she wrote. “I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. I care deeply about Pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet.”

Adding, “I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.” 

The Saturday Night Live cast member said that he had kept quiet in the face of abuse in public and online, but can longer refrain from commenting on the matter.

 “I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference,” he wrote.

“I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months,” he continued. “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. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.”

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If you would like to talk to someone about mental health, you can call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Headspace on 1800 650 890. If you are contemplating suicide or having suicidal thoughts, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

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