For a brief, manic weekend earlier this year, the internet was obsessed with BDE, and specifically, Pete Davidson’s BD.
Originally coined by Twitter user @imbobswaget about Anthony Bourdain in June, Big Dick Energy really took off when Davidson’s then-fiancée Ariana Grande “””jokingly””” (sure Jan) confirmed long-running rumours and suspicions that he had the hardest-working boxer-briefs in showbiz.
Amid the flurry of responses, @babyvietcong used the phrase ‘exudes big dick energy’ in a joking character analysis of Ariana’s then-fiancé Pete Davidson, and the tweet promptly went viral. The term appears to have been coined by @imbobswaget about the late Anthony Bourdain. pic.twitter.com/DxSa8LLscO
— Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) November 15, 2018
Many of the people who hadn’t been on the Davidson Crush Express since day one (ahem) and didn’t quite get why one of the most famous women in the world wanted to date a lanky comedian who looks like he literally never sleeps now nodded sagely, as if to say “Ah, no wonder she wanted to lock that down”.
Pete and Ariana may be no more, but BDE lives on, and more specifically, so does the “””rumour””” that he is extremely well endowed. So much so that there are not one, not two, but THREE nods to his allegedly massive schlong in her blockbuster new clip for moving-on anthem ‘thank u, next’.
First, there’s the shout out on his burn book page in the Mean Girls part of the clip:
Then, there’s the pretty corny bit in the Legally Blonde homage where Grande’s chatting to guest star Jennifer Coolidge in the nail salon, talking about a guy with a huge….. front tooth. Sure, Jan.
Then there’s the badge on the “UPS guy”… which actually says “BDE”.
Ariana really had the Legally Blonde UPS guy wear a BDE shirt pic.twitter.com/drxFkQWoWG
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The video’s director says this was all Ariana’s idea.
So is going on about his size her way of saying sorry for breaking off the engagement? Is she missing one part of Pete more than the rest of him? Por que no los dos?