Likening an honored Navy SEAL veteran to a porno movie character appeared to be well over the top, with Twitter and YouTube users either lambasting US comedian Pete Davidson for his blatant inconsideration towards the former officer’s achievements, or shaming him for drug abuse.
During a recent airing of “Saturday Night Live,” comedian and host Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw for wearing a patch covering an eye he lost while fighting in Afghanistan.
“This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said, while showing a photo of Crenshaw wearing an eye patch, proceeding amid multiple fits of laughter from the live studio audience.
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie,” Davidson added.
He thought for a second whether the comparison sounded all right and nonchalantly uttered an apology:
“I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war — or whatever,” he added.
Nevertheless, the apology, made in passing, wasn’t taken seriously by the majority of social network users, with many expressing their “sickness” at hearing the monologue and praising the GOP candidate for the bravery and patriotism he demonstrated when standing on guard of his country’s interests.
“I liked to see how long DAVIDSON would last in a fire fight serving his country. Odds are DAVIDSON would run crying like a little bitch!!!!!” one user wrote,…