The internet has turned against Pete Davidson after his controversial comments about Ariana Grande's birth control

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship has been a huge talking point from the very beginning, with the couple getting engaged after just four weeks of dating.

Yes, that's right. Four short weeks.

The whirlwind romance came out of nowhere, with the couple meeting on SNL shortly after Ariana split from rapper Mac Miller, who tragically passed away last month.


In fact, even 24-year-old Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson, is surprised at his relationship.

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While appearing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, he joked that his plan was actually to get Ariana pregnant so that she wouldn't be able to leave him.

'I got engaged and no one could believe it. I can't believe it. I get it, she's the No. 1 pop star in the world and I'm that guy from SNL that everyone thinks is in desperate need for new blood,' he said.

'Do you remember when that whole city pretended that kid was Batman because he was sick? That's what this feels like. Last night I switched her birth control with Tic Tacs. I believe in us and all, but I just want to make sure that she can't go anywhere.'

Twitter unsurprisingly was not impressed, speaking out against the rapper's joking comments.

'Hey Pete Davidson, can you not make creepy and uncalled for jokes about switching your fiancé’s birth control with tic tacs?' posted one SNL viewer. 'Let’s not normalize that disgusting manipulation.'

Another viewer agreed, posting: 'Pete Davidson joking about switching birth control for tic-tacs is gross and disgusting. Reproductive Coercion is sexual and domestic abuse. Taking the choice of pregnancy away from your partner is manipulative and abusive. Idc if he’s joking. Abuse is never funny.'

Pete even went on to talk prenups ahead of their wedding.

'So God forbid we split up and then she takes half my sneakers. No look, I'm totally comfortable being with a successful woman, I think it's dope. I live at her place.'

Cue even more backlash!

Jenny Proudfoot
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