Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Pete Davidson under fire for mocking Dan Crenshaw

Pete Davidson under fire for mocking Dan Crenshaw

"You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie".

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson mocked the appearance of a congressional candidate whose eye was destroyed while he served in Afghanistan.

Crenshaw is running to represent the heavily-Republican second district of Texas, and is widely expected to win against his general election opponent, Democrat Todd Litton. He added, "I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in the war or whatever". The remark caught tons of backlash. Yet, once again, we have an example of liberal hubs just oozing with hatred for people who aren't like them. "But I would like [Pete Davidson] and SNL to recognize something which is that veterans across the county probably don't feel as though their wounds that they received in battle should be the subject of a bad punchline, for a bad joke".

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) responded to the joke in a statement condemning the SNL funnyman and poking him for his recent breakup with Ariana Grande. On the third such deployment in 2012, he was injured by an IED blast that nearly blinded him, and cost him his right eye.

However, Crenshaw went on to offer some comedy advice to Davidson.

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

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".

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The comedian then chose to turn the joke on himself, saying he knows he "shouldn't be making fun of how anyone looks".

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