Saturday, 15 December, 2018

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

SNL Continues to Not Be Funny as 'Comedian' Attacks Decorated War Veteran NRCC demands apology from Pete Davidson, NBC after ‘SNL’ skit
Stacy Diaz | 05 November, 2018, 18:27

"This guy is kind of cool - Dan Crenshaw".

"I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever", Davidson continued.

Pete Davidson may have received positive marks for his gentlemanly treatment of his breakup with Ariana Grande during his appearance on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update", but his comments about one GOP candidate's wartime injury have a lot of viewers crying foul. During this third tour, in Afghanistan, he was hit by the blast of an IED. I woke up without a right eye and blind in the left. He recovered and ultimately deployed twice more.

Crenshaw retired in 2016 and has been awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor.

"The first part of that skit was just unusual ... It was just mean-spirited".

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.

"Hold on", Davidson replied.

For his part, Crenshaw has taken the high road, refusing to demand an apology though admitting that SNL should probably apologize.

"I think he's exposed himself". "I wish him well".

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".

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

"It is a miracle that I can see at all and continue serving the American people", Crenshaw said. "This is really very bad and incredibly tone-deaf and offensive to veterans, their families and all who serve. They're feeling the heat from around the country right now, and that's fine".

Crenshaw also told Camerota that he supports President Donald Trump's deployment of thousands of troops to the southern border to prevent the entry of a large of group of Central American migrants headed for it.