Fresh off his break up with Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson did a sketch on SNL this weekend where he made fun of several people running for office. Pete’s segment went a little off the rails while making fun of Republican Dan Crenshaw, who wears an eye patch after losing an eye in Afghanistan. Pete said, he looked like a hitman from a porno, adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever….whatever.”
The comment didn’t sit well with a lot of people and the internet hasn’t been kind.
Lorne Michaels, the producer for SNL said he allows his talent to be creative, but they need to be careful.
Fellow cast mate Keenan Thompson said Pete, “definitely missed the mark,” also throwing in, “it’s tough when you’re fishing for jokes.” OUCH!
Dan Crenshaw released a statement saying he doesn’t need an apology, but that “SNL needs to think about how jokes about war injuries sit with our vets…especially when they’re not funny.”
Pete also addressed his break up with Ariana at the end of the segment. Take a look at the sketch yourself…