When you marry a pop star, you also marry their fans.
Sunday marked the four-year anniversary of Ariana's grandfather's death, which she commemorated on both Twitter and Instagram. On Instagram, she posted a black-and-white image of her looking lovingly at her grandfather, who was lying in what looked like a hospital bed. She captioned the sweet shot, "Miss n love you forever my best friend," accompanied by the hashtag #4years.
Soon after she posted the photo, Pete commented, "omg what a cutie," which fans assumed was a remark aimed at the pop star. They subsequently "attacked" him, saying things like, "wrong timing wtf," "put a cap on it," "stop sticking your nose in everything" and "unnecessary af."
The "Saturday Night Live" star shot back, replying to one fan in particular, "Are you guys all insane? I was talking about how cute her grandpa is. What's wrong with that? You guys will really look for anything to attack people. It's sad."