Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

SNL's Kenan Thompson Calls Out Pete Davidson Over Crenshaw Joke

NRCC demands apology from Pete Davidson, NBC after ‘SNL’ skit Eyeless Congressional Candidate Isn’t Thrilled With Pete Davidson’s SNL Jokes
| 05 November, 2018, 23:38

Despite being told he would probably never see again, Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye and went on two more deployments.

Crenshaw was quick to respond to Davidson's skit on Sunday morning.

"I think what him and maybe the producers at SNL should do is pool their money together, let's throw a figure out there - a million dollars - and we will donate that to a series of veterans non-profits that helps veterans", Crenshaw said, listing off several organizations. Perhaps Davidson thought he would get a laugh making fun of a man missing an eye, but what he did was put an American hero into a spotlight that has too always been crowded with men of weak character and bad jokes.

Crenshaw served 10 years as a Navy SEAL and was hit with a blast from an improvised explosive device in the Helmand province in 2012 that destroyed his right eye, according to his campaign website.

"Listen, I have thick skin, all right?"

The comedian joked that he started paying attention to the midterm elections after he "had to move back in with my mom", a clear reference to his breakup with Grande. He went on to chuckle while shrugging as he said, "I'm sorry".


In the segment, he lampooned certain office-seekers for their appearances, including saying Florida's Rick Scott looked "like someone tried to whittle Bruce Willis out of a penis" and that New York's Peter King looked "like if a cigar came to life".

Pete Davidson is in hot water after mocking a Republican candidate for Congress" eye patch during a "Saturday Night Live' sketch.

Whoopi Goldberg said the real issue was the joke just wasn't that amusing, but McCain claimed Davidson didn't have the standing to mock veterans like Crenshaw.

'What are NBC's standards for firing?

The comedian then made a decision to turn the joke on himself, saying he knows he "shouldn't be making fun of how anyone looks". "Saturday Night Live's" Pete Davidson attempted to make fun of him on the show's broadcast over the weekend, comparing a photo of an eyepatch-donning Crenshaw to a "hit man from a porno movie". "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world".

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