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Pete Davidson called out haters who said he shouldn't date Ariana Grande — and it sent a powerful message about mental health

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By now, you should know that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson — a pop singer and comedian, respectively — are (reportedly) in the early stages of a relationship. You may also know that many people on the internet, who have never met Grande or Davidson and likely never will, have a lot of thoughts (both positive and negative) about their relationship.

Earlier this week, Grande fired back at a fan who blamed her for her ex Mac Miller’s DUI charge, saying that she isn’t responsible for her ex’s actions. Now, Davidson is responding to accusations from people that he shouldn’t be dating Grande due to the fact that he has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Davidson addressed the issue on his Instagram story, emphasizing that dating and dealing with mental illness don’t have to be mutually exclusive. 

“Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this cause like f— you,” he wrote. “But I’ve 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 a relationship toxic. Everybody is different and there are a lot of treatments for mental illnesses and I have done/am doing all of them.”

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Davidson also encouraged anyone who may be dealing with similar issues to seek out the help they need.

I’m simply writing this because I want everyone out there who has an illness to know that it’s not true [that dating with mental illness is impossible] and that anyone who says that is ill and full of s—,” he wrote. “Mental illness is not a joke, it’s a real thing.”

Pete Davidson Instagram Story Mental Health

Many of Davidson’s fans clearly felt moved by his message and rallied around the comedian to show their support.

In addition to making a powerful statement about mental health, Davidson’s message proves at least one thing — of all the celebrity Notes app-users out there, Grande and Davidson may be the only ones who know how to use it well. 

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Originally posted at BusinessInsider.com

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