Pete Davidson apologizes to wounded vet he mocked on 'Saturday Night Live'

Calvin Saunders
November 12, 2018

Comedian Pete Davidson appeared on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" to apologize to US congressman-elect and military hero Dan Crenshaw for comments he made about the Republican representative the week before.

Everything came to a head last night when Davidson invited Crenshaw to join him on SNL's "Weekend Update", in an attempt to reconcile their differences. Dan Crenshaw, from left, a congressman-elect from Texas, Pete Davidson, Anchor Colin Jost, and Anchor Michael Che appear during Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" in NY.

He says Lt. Com. One such candidate was Texas's lieutenant commander Dan Crenshaw who was just elected as the representative for Texas's 2nd district.

After Davidson issued his apology to the audience, Crenshaw slid out next to him. Speaking of jokes, Crenshaw can tell them; he got a genuine laugh from Davidson with the dry delivery of his question about Ariana Grande.

As for the serious part of Crenshaw's appearance, nothing good has ever happened after someone looks into the camera and says, "Ok, but seriously: there's a lot of lessons to learn here", and this was not an exception. That must suck. Can you imagine being Pete Davidson's mum?

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"This is Pete Davidson", Crenshaw said as a photo of Davidson appeared.

"Never forget", said Davidson.

Incredibly, Davidson, who recently had a bitter breakup from Grande, gave his thoughts on the midterm elections on November 3's SNL.

"Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or independents, we should cherish and hold in the highest regards our men and women who go overseas and serve our nation, especially the ones who come back permanently injured and disfigured like Dan Crenshaw". "Not just that the left and right can agree on some things, but also this - Americans can forgive one another". Maybe say "thanks for your service", but I would actually encourage you to say something else. Which means that it's a good time for every American to connect with a veteran. "When you say 'never forget" to a veteran, you are implying that, as an American, you are in it with them. "Never forget those we lost in war, and never forget those we lost on 9/11, like Pete's father".

The funnyman tried to apologize but the backlash was swift and even his co-star, Kenan Thompson- whose dad is a veteran - said that he "definitely missed the mark".

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