Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

NRCC demands apology from Pete Davidson, NBC after ‘SNL’ skit

NRCC demands apology from Pete Davidson, NBC after ‘SNL’ skit

Texas Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw issued a response after "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson mocked him for losing an eye while serving in Afghanistan.

While discussing his first impressions of candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, Davidson pulled up a photo of Crenshaw wearing an eyepatch. "I will say that if it were Tammy Duckworth, who is also a hero, as well, and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, if someone had been making fun of her, I don't know if we would have the same reaction". "No veteran who lost an eye in an IED blast and then served two more tours should have that injury be a punchline". Four months later, fitted with a glass eye and his signature eye patch, Crenshaw was back on the shooting range in MS, training to rejoin his teammates.

"Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended".

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.

"Their apology won't mean anything to me", he said. "He probably should apologize", Crenshaw said, adding, "I don't want some hollow apology".

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., another candidate who was mocked in Davidson's sketch, said the jab at Crenshaw was a "disgrace" and indicated that the comedian should be booted from the show. We don't need to be outwardly outraged. "I realized there are some really gross people running for office this year". I don't think he goes out to offend people.

Crenshaw himself tweeted about it, writing, "I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes".

"Well, how do you know?" he asked Camerota. "They are feeling the heat from around the country right now, and that's fine".

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

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