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


This is Disgusting!’ NBC Under Fire After Mocking War Veteran and GOP Candidate Dan Crenshaw NBC 4 Nov 2018

A Texas Republican congressional candidate chided "Saturday Night Live" comic Pete Davidson for poking fun of the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL.

On Weekend Update Pete Davidson did a segment related to the upcoming elections, where he shared his "first impressions" of candidates as they appeared on screen.

"This guy is kinda cool, Dan Crenshaw", Davidson said on this weekend's show, next to a photo of Crenshaw, a Republican. You may be surprised to hear he's a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. "I will say that if it were Tammy Duckworth, who is also a hero, as well, and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, if someone had been making fun of her, I don't know if we would have the same reaction".

Doctors said he'd never see again, but Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye after undergoing several surgeries and receiving specialized contact lenses.

Crenshaw detailed the attack that cost him his eye in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation in March.

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".

Crenshaw said that he isn't going to demand an apology from either party because he believes it'd be "hollow and empty".

"After I had to move back in with my mom, I started paying attention to them", he said, likely alluding to his recent split from Ariana Grande.

"I like people who weren't captured, ' added Trump, who received five deferments during the Vietnam War, including one for 'bone spurs". They can do whatever they want, you know.

"No veteran should be mocked for their service", he tweeted Monday morning. Here's the real atrocity of all this: It wasn't even amusing, right?

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