Pete Davidson under fire for poking fun at veteran's eyepatch

Danny Woods
November 5, 2018

Davidson cracked a joke about the eyepatch former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw wears, likening the Texas Republican's appearance to "a hitman in a porno movie".

"This guy's kinda cool, Dan Crenshaw", he said. Through giggles, he added, "I'm sorry".

"Hold on", Davidson told him. 'I know he lost his eye in war or whatever'.

Several members of the public immediately demanded that Davidson apologize.

"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, NRCC spokesman Jack Pandol said in a statement, referencing Davidson's recent split with singer Ariana Grande".

The Texas Republican Party called the bit "utterly abhorrent". "I think he's exposed himself for who he really is", he said of Davidson.

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And now NBC is receiving friendly fire from one of their own. PC to insult wounded vets?!?

After outrage on social media, Crenshaw addressed the controversy in a tweet on Sunday, saying that he tries "not to offend" and tries harder "not to be offended".

Criticism of veterans injured in war has traditionally been off limits.

Neither Davidson nor NBC has issued a formal apology to Crenshaw, although the comedian did poke fun at his own looks in the same segment in which he mocked Crenshaw. In speaking to TMZ, Crenshaw shared, "I want us to get away from this culture where we demand apologies every time someone misspeaks". "I think that would be very healthy for our go in that direction".

On Fox & Friends Monday, Crenshaw elaborated: "They certainly crossed the line, but their apology won't mean anything to me". They can do whatever they want, you know. "Right? It was not original, it was not amusing, it was just mean-spirited and that's how I feel about it", Crenshaw told TMZ, according to Fox News.

Dan Crenshaw himself told TMZ, he doesn't need an apology, but SNL needs to think about how jokes about war injuries sits with our vets. especially when they're not amusing.

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