“Saturday Night Live” star, Pete Davidson has returned to Instagram for the fourth time since leaving the social media platform sometime in 2018.
A new profile for Davidson, complete with the Instagram verification checkmark, went live on Wednesday, just days after Kanye West used the platform to insult the stand-up in an attempt to win back Kim Kardashian.
“LOOK AT THIS D–KHEAD,” Kanye West captioned a paparazzi snap of Pete Davidson and his ex-wife Kardashian before making fun of his recent Calvin Klein ad co-starring Machine Gun Kelly and telling Pete Davidson that he would never meet Kim and Kanye’s kids.
At the time this story was published, the brand new page under the Instagram handle @pmd had no followers, no posts, and just under 160 followers.
Pete Davidson first exited Instagram in the summer of 2018, citing mental health issues, telling fans at the time, “No, there’s nothing wrong. There was no action. There isn’t anything cryptic about anything. I simply do not want to be on Instagram any longer. Alternatively, you can use any social media platform.”
He 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. your neighborhood goon, Pete.”
Pete later returned but left again in Dec. 2018 after sharing a concerning note where he said, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all I’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember I told you so.”
Ironically, the post came after the comic congratulating West on his “bravery” in discussing mental health issues at the time. He returned to the social media platform five months later, in April 2019, before deleting his account again the following month.
Pete Davidson returned in May 2020 to promote the semi-autobiographical film “The King of Staten Island,” which was directed by Judd Apatow. That account too was eventually deactivated after a while.