SNL star Pete Davidson reportedly deleted his Instagram account, @pmd, once again after logging on to the app for just seven days. Although, before his account went dark, he posted a video hinting at what could’ve been part of his new social media aesthetic.
His first and only post to the grid was a video containing footage from his upcoming movie The Home. The same morning he deleted the account, he shared a behind-the-scenes video and captioned it, “They’re letting me add my own dialogue to The Home.” Pete Davidson also suggested that he would continue to use Instagram to give glimpses into his work life, writing, “#welcometomyinstagram #thisisthetypeofstuffyoucanbeexpecting,” as captured by a fan account.
The Home is a new horror thriller created by the writer, director, and producer of The Purge franchise, James DeMonaco. Pete is expected to play a “troubled man who starts working at a retirement home and realizes its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets,” according to Deadline. As his character explores the fourth floor of the center, he starts to learn more about his past and the people of the retirement home.
Before posting anything to the grid, one of the few things Pete changed on his Instagram account was the bio. Pete added a YouTube link that led to a 10-second clip of Rupert Pupkin’s 1982 movie The King of Comedy, in which Rupert delivers the punchline, “Look I figure it this way, better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.”
However, Pete’s fans flooded the comments of the video, which was originally uploaded in 2016, and speculated that his new bio was meant to ‘throw shade’ at Kanye ‘Ye’ West, who posted a series of since-deleted messages about estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend, Pete, earlier this month. However, Ye has since apologized for his social media uploads.