Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

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

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

We spoke with Dan - who's running for an open seat in Texas' second congressional district - and, somewhat surprisingly, he shoots down the idea that Pete and co. must issue an apology to him because they made an insensitive joke about his missing eye.

"You may be surprised to learn he's a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie", Davidson said during the skit where he gave "first impressions" of electoral candidates. 'I know he lost his eye in war or whatever'. "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". John McCain was "not a war hero", although McCain spent years as a prisoner in Vietnam. Come on SNL, do better.

While campaigning in July 2015, Donald Trump said McCain wasn't a "war hero because he was captured".

"On Dan's third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever".

His right eye was destroyed in the blast and his left eye was badly damaged.


Crenshaw responded on Twitter in a restrained fashion.

The comedian joked that he started paying attention to the midterm elections after he "had to move back in with my mom", a clear reference to his breakup with Grande.

"This guy's kinda cool - Dan Crenshaw", Davidson began during the show's "Weekend Update" segment.

Davidson noted that there are "some gross people" running and dissed candidates such as Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others. 'Go vote on Tuesday'.

Davidson referenced his split with Grande on "SNL", calling her a "wonderful, strong person".

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