Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

SNL's Pete Davidson mocks candidate who lost an eye in Afghanistan

SNL's Pete Davidson made fun of the appearance of Dan Crenshaw whose eye was destroyed by an IED while serving in Afghanistan SNL's Pete Davidson made fun of the appearance of Dan Crenshaw whose eye was destroyed by an IED while serving in Afghanistan
Freda Brock | 05 November, 2018, 15:19

Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Pete Davidson has come under fire for a myriad of statements in the past.

"This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw", Davidson said.

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

Davidson compared Crenshaw to "a hit-man in a porno movie" for wearing an eyepatch and laughed off Crenshaw's wound, the result of an improvised explosive device (IED).

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

Crenshaw was medically retired in 2016 with two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, according to his biography.

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After defeating State Rep. Kevin Roberts in a May primary, Crenshaw faces Todd Litton, a Democrat, in the race for Texas' 2nd Congressional District.

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

This didn't sit well with the NRCC, who release a scorching statement blasting Davidson and demanding an apology from SNL.

Donald Trump Jr. responded, "The sad thing is that this sounds more like leftist editorial than anything these days". Crenshaw, a war veteran, wears protective covering over an eye he lost to a war-related injury.

McCain, whose father spent 5 years in captivity as a Vietnam prisoner of war (POW), felt compelled to call out the late night television show for its insensitive remarks.

"I want us to get away from this culture where we demand an apology every time someone misspeaks", Crenshaw said.

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