Fans were sad to see Pete Davidson missing from last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
On Saturday, February 26, the “SNL” cast member was missing from the episode and wasn’t there to celebrate comedian and “SNL” writer John Mulaney joining the Five-Timers Club. Although there were plenty of famous faces there to help him celebrate the big day, fans were surprised to see that Davidson wasn’t among them.
Some fans speculated that Davidson might be keeping a low profile after the public drama with Kanye West earlier this week, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Davidson was missing from “SNL” for the same reason that he quit Instagram!
Pete Davidson Skipped ‘SNL’ To Work On His New Film!
As E! News reported, Davidson missed last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” because he was filming his newest film, called “The Home.” The comedian is heading into the world of horror for the role, which sees him stepping into the lead role as Max. According to Deadline, Max is “a troubled man who starts working at a retirement home and realizes its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets.”
This is far from the only film project that Davidson has been involved in. He also appeared as Scott Carlin in the semi-autobiographic film “The King of Staten Island.” He also appeared as a supervillain for a brief appearance in DC’s” Suicide Squad” and appeared opposite Machine Gun Kelly in the Mötley Crüe biopic, “The Dirt.”
On The Howard Stern Show, “Zoolander” actor Ben Stiller couldn’t say enough good things about Davidson’s acting career.
“He just has a real charm about him,” Stiller said. “I think he really wants to act and he’s making movies and taking roles on that are real acting roles.”
“I get the sense that he’s a guy who really loves to work, cares about his work, and I think that’s how he’s going to be known,” he continued. “He’s got a lot of great work ahead of him too.”
The news that Davidson skipped “SNL” to work on his newest film also fits with what a source revealed about why he quit Instagram only twenty minutes after creating his first post earlier this week.
Source Claims Kanye West Didn’t Drive Pete Davidson Off Of Instagram
Fans of the “SNL” star were shocked when Pete Davidson reappeared on Instagram for the first time since 2018. Davidson had previously left the social media network citing mental health concerns with the platform.
He jumped back in right after the “Donda” rapper started taking shots at him and his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Kanye has made it no secret that he wants Kim back and has objected to her divorce petition several times. On Friday, he even rejected her filing based on “emotional distress” claiming that Kim couldn’t prove that he had written the social media posts that caused her emotional distress.
Even though Kanye has deleted all of the posts, many outlets have taken screenshots and recorded Kanye’s all-caps comments. In one deleted post, Ye actually encouraged fans to belittle Davidson, writing, “THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF MY FAMILY MY FAMILY MEANS MORE TO ME THAN ANY OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT IN LIFE IF ANYONE LOVES ME AND MY FAMILY IF YOU SEE SKETE IN REAL LIFE SCREAM AT YHE LOOSER AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS AND SAY KIMYE FOREVER.”
Although the posts have died down after Kanye posted private text messages from Kim asking him to stop, it was still a surprise to see that Pete would come back to Instagram at all. However, only twenty minutes after his first post, the post, and his account were completely gone. Apparently, the flood of notifications reminded Davidson why he had quit the platform in the first place.
One source exclusively told Page Six that “Pete deleted his IG because immediately after his first post he started receiving a flood of messages, both positive and negative, reminding him why he didn’t want social media to begin with.”
“[Pete] is in the middle of several big film projects and wants to continue to stay very focused on his work and the positive things happening in his life,” the source continued before adding, “Kanye didn’t drive Pete off social media.”
That didn’t stop Kanye from taking credit, though. In another Instagram post, Kanye wrote, “Ran Skete off the gram. Tell your mother I changed your name for life.”