Ariana Grande defended Pete Davidson against criticism on his eyes by reminding people of his autoimmune disease – and fans are shocked at the hypocrisy.
A Twitter account called Barstool Sports tweeted out a picture of Grande and Davidson at the 2018 MTV VMAs, writing alongside, “Does Pete Davidson have butthole eyes?”
Not letting it slide, Grande replied to the hate by saying, “y’all do kno this man has an autoimmune disease …… right? ….. like you do understand what you’re doing when u do this right? jus wanna make sure. (sic)”
Davidson, who is 24 years old, suffers from Crohn’s disease, which is an autoimmune disorder. Symptoms include chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as recurring chronic diarrhea, weight loss and abdominal pain.
According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 10% of those suffering from Crohn’s disease also experience eye issues such as dry eyes, redness and inflammation of the eyes.
While some fans sympathized with Ariana and Pete in the situation, others reminded Grande that Davidson’s career on SNL revolved around making fun of others.
Hey Ariana, people say lot of really mean things about my eyes too. A colleague even referred to me as “Perc Nowitzki” one time. It stung like a hornet and I just want you to know I’m here to talk
— YP🦈 (@YoungPageviews) August 24, 2018
I feel sorry for Pete n what he needs to get through rn? Why are people always talking shit bout him? Just because he’s with ari it doesn’t mean u can be ruthless to him? What did he ever do to u? U just hella jelly that he got engaged With Ari and u would never get that chance.
— Jen☁️ (@Agbslayus) August 24, 2018
Don’t want to shock anyone here in the comments but Pete Davidson has made his entire career destroying other people I think he can handle it https://t.co/KtVj77nJJK
— BadGalAli (@BarstoolBadGal) August 24, 2018
Be a real shame if @BarstoolNate decided to dig up some old videos of Pete making fun of someone. Real shame
— dan andrews (@danandrews12) August 24, 2018
then he means that he can joke with an attack and also not to be apologetic, but the others can not joke about him because it annoys him? pic.twitter.com/rq8FHpyDmC
— luara || MUITO ADOCICADA (@stylessbutera) August 24, 2018
Wait…so he can make racist & homophobic jokes and comments and joke about manchester but an article jokes about his appearance and everyone goes off? Just saying…i dont think thats fair
— Zohra🧚🏽♀️ (@osnapitzZohra) August 24, 2018
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t his job to make fun of things? Doesn’t he make fun of his own appearance like…all the time.
— Hildy Wap (@HildyWap) August 24, 2018
you do kno he made a joke about the manchester attack … right? and you like … apologized on his behalf? jus wanna make sure u remembered
— 🖕🏼 (@getawayh0e) August 24, 2018
Grande has previously defended Davidson for his jokes about the Manchester Bombing.