Ariana Grande has urged her fans to be "gentler" with her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson after he spoke out against the bullying he has endured over the past nine months.

Yesterday, the Saturday Night Live comedian took to Instagram and posted an emotional message about the treatment he has received online and in person, saying "it truly is mind-boggling".

Grande has now issued a direct response to Davidson's comments, posting a screengrab of his post on her Instagram stories along with the caption: "I know u already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others.

''I really don't endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. I care deeply about Pete and his health. I'm asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet."

She continued: "I've learned thu my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so I do understand. But you truly don't know what anybody is experiencing ever. 

"Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. I can promise u that."

''So please let whatever point you're trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you've gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point. (sic)''

In Davidson's post, he referred to the fact he has previously spoken about suffering from borderline personality disorder and being suicidal.

He wrote: "I've kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything.

"I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference.

"Especially in today's climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling."

Pete Davidson spoke out against the online and in person bullying he has sustained

He continued: "I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I've spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.

"I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this.

"To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is - I see you and I love you.''

Davidson and Grande's engagement was confirmed in June this year but in October it was reported that they had broken up

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story you can contact Pieta House 24/7 Helpline 1800 247 247 or the Samaritans Helpline 116 123.