Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member Pete Davidson recently mocked a Republican Congressman-elect for sporting an eye patch after a war injury. He’s now apologizing, and Dan Crenshaw got to roast him in return.
Davidson appeared on SNL’s “Weekend Update” on Saturday night after receiving backlash for mocking the former Navy SEAL Crenshaw the previous week.
War hero Lt. Com Dan Crenshaw was overseas in Afghanistan during his third deployment in 2012 when he was hit by an IED blast —taking his right eye and severely damaging his left eye.
As Crenshaw made headlines running for Congress in Texas’ 2nd District — a race he has since won with 52.9 percent of the vote — SNL’s Davidson took aim at the Congressman-elect’s appearance:
“Dan Crenshaw, no hold on. You may be surprised to hear he’s a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”
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Totally cheap, disgusting and classless of SNL to have Pete Davidson mock Dan Crenshaw for wearing an eye patch…then giggle that he was injured in the line of duty.@DanCrenshawTX is a Navy SEAL and hero who lost his eye in an IED attack in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/7VbMohQ3t2
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 4, 2018
Now, Davidson’s heart grew for the former Navy SEAL veteran — after he received a lot of backlash over his comment — and he apologized for his “poor choice of words”:
“The man is a war hero, and he deserves all of the respect in the world. And if any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something — that I’m a d**k.”
“You think?” Crenshaw slid his way onto the set and accepted Davidson’s apology — then he went on to mock Davidson in return.
Crenshaw hysterically let his cell phone ring to a song by Davidson’s former fiancé Ariana Grande.
Then, he roasted Davidson with a series of photos:
- “This is Pete Davidson, he looks like if the meth from breaking bad was a person.”
- “He looks like a troll doll with a tapeworm.”
- “Pete looks like Martin Short in ‘The Santa Clause 3.'”
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The war hero then shared that all Americans, on either side of the political spectrum, can forgive one another.
“We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other,” Crenshaw said.
He then shared an encouragement for Americans on Veteran’s Day, telling people to not only thank another veteran for their service but to also tell a veteran “never forget” to show that “you are in it with them … connected together as grateful, fellow Americans.”