PETE DAVIDSON FACES BACKLASH OVER EYEPATCH ON SNL
Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson is getting serious blowback over a skit about a Republican war vet running for congress.
“You may be surprised to learn he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson said, alluding to the candidate's eye patch during a “Weekend Updates” segment. “I’m sorry — I know he lost his eye in war or whatever,” he chuckled. (This occurs at the 1 min. mark in the video above.)
Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL who lost his eye during Afghanistan tweeted: “Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
Davidson went on to make fun of his own looks in this segment, and even addressed his recent break up with pop singer Ariana Grande.