Just a week after making his long-anticipated return to Instagram, Pete Davidson has seemingly deleted his account. On Wednesday evening (February 23), fans noticed that Pete’s verified account had disappeared from the platform entirely.
did… pete davidson… delete… his brand new instagram account? *eye twitching* pic.twitter.com/Ex89pkhDG3— sara 🦋 (@chaoticmulaney) February 23, 2022
Having remained low-key with his use of the account, Pete was following just a few people, including girlfriend Kim Kardashian and Sebastian Stan. Some fans were caught off guard by Pete’s sudden decision to step away from the platform, given that just hours earlier, he’d shared a post welcoming users to his page and teasing what people could expect from his future posts. Per Buzzfeed, Pete uploaded a behind the scenes video of his upcoming movie, The Home.
“They’re letting me add my own dialogue to The Home,” he captioned the clip, alongside the hashtags “#welcometomyinstagram #thisisthetypeofstuffyoucanbeexpecting.” The comments section under the clip were quickly flooded with messages from fans of Kanye, who’s been calling out the Saturday Night Live star online for weeks. Some of the top comments under Pete’s post read “find god” and “SKETE,” (Kanye’s nickname for Pete). Due to the ongoing drama with Ye, many have guessed that Pete’s sudden disappearance from Instagram has everything to do with that.
Pete previously stepped back from social media to protect his mental health. Many users noted that his timing with rejoining Instagram seemed strange in light of Ye’s ongoing digs. Some fans guessed that Pete had made his return to hit back at Ye, given that Kim issued her first and only statement addressing the matter a few weeks prior. Though Pete didn’t directly call out Kanye, he added a YouTube link that seemingly shaded the rapper with a short clip from The King of Comedy, which showed character Rupert Pupkin saying, “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.” The comments section of the video was quickly flooded with messages about Pete, with many users claiming that he was clearly “throwing shade” and “firing sneaky shots” at Ye.