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Why Pete Davidson Has Been Off The Internet For Over A Year

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By danyellmarshall

Comedian Pete Davidson got his big show biz break on Saturday Night Live. He's won over fans with his edgy yet compassionate and progressive take on politics and world events. He's also one of few celebrities who have been very open in discussing mental health issues and how he's learning to cope with them. Davidson has been sharing with various outlets his avoidance of using the internet. It's a bold choice for a young performer in a world growing more dependant on social media.

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Open About HIs Struggles

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For many fans, Pete Davidson is an important role model. He's been incredibly open and honest about his struggles with mental health and drug use. Mental health is often left ignored in favor of keeping up a perfect appearance. Davidson is a breath of fresh air. He's genuine and hs no fear in discussing the challenges he faces every day in real life. Davidson famously made jokes about going to rehab during an episode of SNL and in other interviews.

Why He Stays Off The Internet

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It's hard to imagine anyone intentionally staying off the internet in our culture but that's exactly what Pete Davidson does. In an interview on the award-winning YouTube show Hot Ones Davidson opened up about why he chooses to stay offline: “I don’t think it’s good for anybody, but especially anybody who has a job around this stuff because you see every comment,”. Many other celebrities share his Sentiments. Gossip mills, tabloids, and media scrutiny make life in the spotlight a challenge.

Mixed Feelings About SNL

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Like most performers who get their start on Saturday Night Live Pete Davison has mixed feelings about his experiences on the show. He's brought into question if he has a real future there: “I have a weird feeling in that building where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for really; if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.”. In an interview with Charlemagne Tha God Davidson said: “I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it.”

Frustration At Focus On His Relationships

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Like most comedians, Pete Davidson has put a lot of work into his comedy career. Much of that work goes unseen and underappreciated by audiences. The SNL star has expressed frustration what he's spent a decade on his craft only to make a name for himself with his romantic exploits. He's a talented comedian who is making his way into dramatic acting as well. He deserves to be in the spotlight on his own merit and not because of gossip.

Big Things Coming Up

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Pete Davidson may just now have become a household name but he's not new to the comedy scene. He's been working hard to perfect his craft for 10 years. His time on Saturday Night Live is where most fans came to know him. Moving forward Davidson has been candid that he's not sure about a future at SNL but he has some big moves coming up in the future including a role in the upcoming role in the Suicide Squad sequel.

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