‘SNL’s’ Pete Davidson mocks candidate who lost an eye in Afghanistan blast

SNL Denigrates Battle Wound of Former SEAL Dan Crenshaw

When he turned his attention to Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL who served several tours of duty and lost his eye in an IED blast in 2012, however, some viewers were unamused by Davidson's jokes at Crenshaw's expense. I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.

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". "That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes".

NRCC spokesperson Jack Pandol also criticized Davidson, and referred to the comedian's closing comments, wherein he briefly explained his recent split with fiance and pop superstar Ariana Grande. John McCain has taken to Twitter this morning to bash the "tone-def" skit, claiming that it was "offensive to veterans".

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.

After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw regained sight in his remaining eye, and deployed overseas two more times.

"I want us to get away from this culture where we demand apologies everytime someone misspeaks", Crenshaw said.

It is certainly not news that Saturday Night Live likes to poke fun of politicians, especially on the Republican side of the aisle.

He said that there are "some gross people" running and mockingly described Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others.

Crenshaw is running to represent the heavily-Republican second district of Texas, and is widely expected to win against his general election opponent, Democrat Todd Litton.

The comedian then chose to turn the joke on himself, saying he knows he "shouldn't be making fun of how anyone looks". 'I look like a Dr Seuss character went to prison'.

'I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world, ' he added.

Davidson signed off his segment by imploring everyone to go vote on Tuesday.



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