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

SNL Denigrates Battle Wound of Former SEAL Dan Crenshaw

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Dan Crenshaw, a veteran running for U.S. Representative in Texas, said Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson does not owe him an apology, despite the outrage the joke caused.

The vile attack came during the SNL's faux news segment "Weekend Update" where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. You may be surprised to hear he's a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie.

After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw regained sight in his remaining eye, and deployed overseas two more times. Four months later, fitted with a glass eye and his signature eye patch, Crenshaw was back on the shooting range in MS, training to rejoin his teammates. Crenshaw lost his eye during combat.

But Crenshaw backed away from demanding an apology from either Davidson or NBC.

Crenshaw, who faces Democrat Todd Litton on Tuesday, reacted in a tweet on Sunday.

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"Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country, NRCC spokesman Jack Pandol said in a statement, referencing Davidson's recent split with singer Ariana Grande".

Crenshaw also responded on Twitter, noting that he hopes SNL "recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes".

Donald Trump Jr retweeted criticism against Davidson, writing that his skit "sounded more like leftist editorial than anything these days". Crenshaw, a war veteran, wears protective covering over an eye he lost to a war-related injury.

Meghan McCain, whose father spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, called Davidson's skit "really terrible and incredibly tone-deaf and offensive". "Last night I switched her birth control with Tic-Tacs.I believe in us and all, but I just want to make sure that she can't go anywhere", he said.

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