Pete Davidson Apologized To Congressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw In Person On “Saturday Night Live” Last Night
Yes, more Pete Davidson. Seriously, an SNL cast member hasn’t been written about this much since Eddie Murphy picked up that transgender hooker and then told some bullshit story claiming that he thought he was giving a cis female a ride home from work back in ’97. Pete Davidson was briefly stirred out of his slouchy apathy for everything (except talking incessantly about his recent break-up with Ariana Grande) last week when he discovered that you probably shouldn’t publicly clown on a U.S. war hero’s mutilating injury. The man in question, retired Lt. Commander and current Congressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw popped up on SNL last night so Pete could apologize in person, as reported by People. And they STILL managed to work an Ariana Grande reference into the bit, probably at Pete’s behest. Does Pete have salacious photos of Lorne Michaels blowing Chevy Chase back in 1978 or something?
To recap, on the last SNL, Pete described Crenshaw as looking like a hitman character in a porn movie. Crenshaw wears an eyepatch because he lost his eye after surviving an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Pete also acknowledged that he was aware of how Crenshaw lost his eye and was “meh” about it. It didn’t go over well. Hence, last night.
“In what I’m sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson, 24, began his apology, going on to mention how embarrassed his mom must have been after Davidson’s comments about Crenshaw — who lost his right eye while serving as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan in 2012 — on last week’s episode.
Pete apologized and managed not to mention you know who. He’s definitely growing as a person.
Davidson then struck a serious tone, calling Crenshaw a “war hero” who “deserves all the respect in the world.”
“If any good came of this,” added Davidson, “maybe that it was for one day the left and the right came together to agree on something: that I’m a dick.”
That’s when Crenshaw rolled out and thanked Pete for making Republicans look good for once. Truth. And while they spoke, his cell rang and the ringtone was Ariana’s “breathin'”. Heh. They also wrote some jokes for Dan to make about Pete’s appearance which were pretty spot-on. And then the whole thing got very serious with the Congressman-Elect speaking about veterans, and Veterans Day, and mentioning Pete’s dad who died on 9/11. It was kind of touching, which ugh, thanks for that, jerks. Let me get cold-hearted again by going back and listening to all the times Pete talked about Ariana. It’s going to be a long day.