Pete Davidson’s controversial joke on “Saturday Night Live” offended Dan Crenshaw, elected Texas congressman. Davidson apologized to the former Navy SEAL directly a week after he made the joke.
During the Weekend Update’s election themed segment, Davidson compared Crenshaw to “a hitman in a porno movie”. But later on he apologized and said,
I mean this from the bottom of my heart: I made a poor choice of words. He is a war hero and deserves all the respect in the world. And if any good came of it, it’s that for one day, the left and right finally came together to agree on something: that I’m a (jerk).
Crenshaw lost his right eye during an IED blast during his third deployment in Afghanistan in 2012. Crenshaw accepted Davidson’s apology and then further went ahead to share his views about Davidson. He said,
Pete looks like if the meth from ‘Breaking Bad’ was a person. Pete looks like a troll doll with a tapeworm. … Pete looks like Martin Short in ‘The Santa Clause 3’.
Crenshaw feels that it’s not just about the right and left agreeing on the same things, but it can also be seen that the Americans are capable of forgiving one another. The Americans still remember what binds them together and still appreciate the good in one another.
For the occasion of Veteran’s Day, Crenshaw encouraged everyone to remember what the veterans did for the country and always be grateful to them. The sacrifices made by them are unforgettable and we must never forget them.
Crenshaw also said that he was unsure about his visit to ‘SNL’ at first due to the hectic schedule as a lot of events were planned for the weekend, but then they decided to visit. He feels that this platform is the best to unite the country by talking about veterans and forgiveness.
Source: USA Today, Newz Lane