Republican Congressional candidate, former SEAL, lost an eye in Afghanistan, mocked by Pete Davidson
Pete Davidson is receiving a lot of stick for the comments he made on his show, Saturday Night Live, about Dan Crenshaw. The latter is Texan Republican candidate who is running Congress and a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in Afghanistan when serving under U.S. military.
In the episode associated with sketch series, Davidson came up in his segment ‘Weekend Update,’ where he gave first impressions for various candidates who were taking part in midterm elections.
As the image of former navy SEAL Crenshaw appeared, who had an eye patch covering his right eye which he lost as a result of damage from an I.E.D, Davidson came up with the following comments:
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie,” further saying that, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever…”
On Sunday, Crenshaw came up with a response that was pretty shocking and was taken well by several Americans as he said that “Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
Upon the request made by Fox news to comment on the matter, neither the individuals who represent Davidson not the respondents of NBC came up with any reply. However, the tweet gave a boost to the criticism as several notable twitter handles, including that of National Republical Congressional Committee, demanded that SNL should immediately apologize. They also referred to the breakup of the celeb, stating that he is feeling the impacts and making such comments is no excuse.
The twitter handle of NRCC said that getting dumped by the pop star girlfriend does not serve as a decent excuse for making such comments at a war hero who lost an eye while serving for this country. Davidson and NBC should apologize immediately for making such comments as it did not only hurt Dan but also millions of other veterans and military families that served in war and might have lost someone, tuning every weekend to watch the Saturday Night Live, as they won’t find this laughable.
Finishing the segment on SNL, Davidson wasn’t shy on commenting on the breakup saying that he knows many individuals are curious but it is no one’s business and there are times when things don’t work out so it is alright.