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Pete Davidson Dragged By Twitter After Joking He ‘Switched Ariana’s Birth Control For Tic Tacs’

He’s known for his cheeky sense of humour -- but viewers were left shocked after Pete Davidson made a particularly controversial joke during his 'Saturday Night Live' appearance.

Appearing on a segment called ‘Weekend Update’ to talk about his relationship with fiancée Ariana Grande, Pete joked about the lengths he’d go to, in order to get the singer to stay with him, saying:

"Do you remember when that whole city pretended that kid was Batman because he was sick? That's what this feels like," he began. "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.''

Yikes.

He quickly followed up with a much sweeter:

“I got engaged and no one could believe it. I can’t believe it and I get it. She’s number one pop star in the world and I’m that guy from SNL everyone thinks is in desperate need of more blood,” he said.

And while the 24-year-old was joking in regards to his problematic tic tac comment, Twitter users were understandably pissed over it, and didn’t hold back on what they thought about the whole sitch.

Honestly, we don't really understand how he thought that joke would go down well... Remember the time Ian Somerhalder said he threw out wife Nikki Reed's birth control pills without her knowledge and was DRAGGED for it?

Well, ICYMI -- back in September last year, the newlyweds appeared on Dr. Berlin's "Informed Pregnancy Podcast," where Somerhalder made the disturbing revelation after the couple were asked when they decided to start a family.

"May," said Somerhalder during the interview.

"Oh yeah... oh when you threw out all my birth control pills?" Reed replied.

Following the backlash, they released a joint statement on Twitter saying:

Pete's poor choice of words comes after the following news that Ariana Grande pulled out of her appearance as a musical guest on the premiere episode of SNL due to “emotional reasons”.

Rapper Kanye West subsequently stepped in to replace her, which, like anything to do with Yeezy, came with its own hefty dose of controversy.

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