Comedian Pete Davidson criticized for mocking injured veteran on SNL

05 November, 2018, 15:16 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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When he turned his attention to Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL who served several tours of duty and lost his eye in an IED blast in 2012, however, some viewers were unamused by Davidson's jokes at Crenshaw's expense.

"Hold on", Davidson told him.

"You may be surprised to hear he's a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie", joked Davidson on Saturday.

'I'm sorry, ' he added.

Conservatives pounced on the funnyman Sunday morning.

'Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended, ' he wrote on Twitter.

Jack Pandol, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, released a statement Sunday mocking Davidson, who recently broke up with his girlfriend, pop star Ariana Grande.

McCain, whose father spent 5 years in captivity as a Vietnam prisoner of war (POW), felt compelled to call out the late night television show for its insensitive remarks.

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Donald Trump Jr. responded, "The sad thing is that this sounds more like leftist editorial than anything these days". He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. John McCain, tweeted that the segment was tone deaf.

"I want us to get away from this culture where we demand apologies everytime someone misspeaks", Crenshaw said. On the third such deployment in 2012, he was injured by an IED blast that nearly blinded him, and cost him his right eye.

After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw regained sight in his remaining eye, and deployed overseas two more times.

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Davidson later admitted he can't make fun of other people because he looks like he "makes vape juice in a bathtub".

The NRCC weren't the only ones not happy about Davidson's joke.

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