Condemnations are rolling in for Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson’s mocking a GOP House of Representatives candidate and war veteran’s eye patch.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is demanding an apology from NBC and Davidson for mocking Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s disability during a sketch last night. The Weekend Update diatribe by Davidson attacked various politicians and their alleged appearances.
Davidson, who compared politicans to a penis and a cigar, then joked about the former Navy SEAL for wearing an eye patch. Crenshaw lost his eye during combat.
Crenshaw tweeted a reaction. “I hope @nbcsnl recognized that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
NRCC spokesperson Jack Pandol also criticized Davidson, and referred to the comedian’s closing comments, wherein he briefly explained his recent split with fiance and pop superstar Ariana Grande.
“Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country,” said Pandol’s statement. “Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend – because they’re not laughing.”
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.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 4, 2018
This is one of the things I'll be discussing on the special live Sunday @TheFive at 5p ET tonight– "Is this comedy to you? @nbcsnl's Pete Davidson mocks GOP House candidate @DanCrenshawTX for losing his eye to an IED" https://t.co/QsTxORoxDY #JobsNotMobs
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 4, 2018
This gutless little coward was hiding behind his mommy while Dan Crenshaw was earning two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart & the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor. Pete Davidson is your typical ungrateful millennial snowflake puke. @nbcsnl is a complete disgrace. #NavySEAL #MAGA https://t.co/gMnGvt6I9p
— Michael J. Overend (@1SouthSideIrish) November 4, 2018
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— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 4, 2018
Remember when political comedy was funny and people like Pete Davidson and Saturday Night Live didn't have to resort to making fun of someone who lost their eye literally fighting terrorists? https://t.co/egVKx12Au5
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 4, 2018