Pete Davidson Revived His Instagram Account

After a three-year vacation to deal with his mental health, Pete Davidson has returned to Instagram. The Saturday Night Live comic returned to Instagram on…

Published: February 18th, 2022 5:58 am | Updated: March 12, 2022 5:58 am

After a three-year vacation to deal with his mental health, Pete Davidson has returned to Instagram. The Saturday Night Live comic returned to Instagram on Wednesday, Feb. 16, under the handle @pmd, after quitting the social media platform in 2018.

Pete’s profile picture appears to be an image of James Stewart from the 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, though he hasn’t posted yet. He’s a fan of Sebastian Stan and Kim Kardashian (who is indeed following him back).

The new site, which already has a blue checkmark and is accumulating followers, follows Kanye “Ye” West’s apology for his “harassing” remarks about his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and—at times—Pete, whom Kim has been dating since November.

The actor from Big Time Adolescence first deactivated his Instagram account in December 2018 after posting a disturbing message that said, “I genuinely don’t want to be on this earth anymore.” The NYPD told E! News at the time that they had done a wellness check on him.

He’s been on the app off and on since then, once advertising the semi-autobiographical film The King of Staten Island, which will be released in May 2020. He and pal Machine Gun Kelly took over Calvin Klein’s Instagram two months ago, where they stripped down to their underwear.

What more did Pete Davidson share about his return to Instagram?

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Ye came out about both Pete and Kim on social media earlier this week, even sharing a snapshot of their NYC date night. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, Ye wrote a reflection in response to his posts, writing, “I see that sharing screen pictures was off-putting and came off as bullying Kim. I accept responsibility.”

He continued by saying, “I’m still learning in real-time. I can’t claim to be an expert in everything. Being a good listener is essential for being a great leader.”

According to an E! News source, when Ye began writing about Kim and Pete on Valentine’s Day, the pair tried to “ignore” the online messages. Instead, they were caught kissing in public at Cipriani NYC.

Prior to his Instagram defection, Pete spoke up on the WTF With Marc Maron program in 2017 about his difficulties with borderline personality disorder, revealing that he went to cannabis rehab after enduring “very awful mental breakdowns.” When his breakdowns persisted after he left rehab, he sought help from a doctor, who diagnosed him, he said.

Pete Davidson congratulated Ye for pushing for mental health just before deleting his account in 2018, writing at the time, “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health.” He continued, “I can’t tell you how tough and frightening it is, to be honest about things like this.

Kanye West is exactly what we need. No one should ever criticize you for being bold enough to talk about mental health. I’m completely disgusted.”

For the past few years, the 44-year-old rapper has been outspoken about his bipolar disease. Ye said, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” in a 2019 interview with David Letterman on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction “You may express yourself in a way that is almost adolescent, or you can go to areas that are almost adolescent. Because I’ve just been diagnosed for two years, this is my personal experience during the previous two years.”