NBC’s famed Saturday Night Live invited the Navy SEAL-turned GOP congressman elect Dan Crenshaw, who was last week mocked by comedian and host Pete Davidson. At the time, he likened the veteran to a pornography character.
Despite a backlash from the general public, Crenshaw himself dismissed the dis earlier this week, coming up with a noble remark on the subject:
“SEALs don’t get offended. That’s just not what we do. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t offensive, but let’s stop demanding apologies and firings of people. Let’s just… demand that comedy actually be funny, but let’s be good people”.
When invited to the studio, he accepted Davidson’s apology and was then proposed to make fun of the comedian by offering analogous ‘first impression’ comments on Davidson and his picture. After a moment’s hesitation, Crenshaw said:
“This is Pete Davidson. He looks like if the meth from ‘Breaking Bad’ was a person”.
Crenshaw didn’t stop at that, however, coming up with an even more laughable utterance:
“He looks like a troll doll with a tapeworm,” he said, prompting Davidson to suggest “wrapping this all up”. “Boss Move!” one Twitterian exclaimed.
However, Lieutenant Commander Crenshaw had something more to share:
“Pete looks like Martin Short [famed US comedian of the 1970s-1980s] in his Santa Clause 3. One of the, was good on this show,” Crenshaw noted, to bursts of laughter from the studio.
The point, however, didn’t strike a chord with multiple Twitter users, who suggested it is a too big an honour for Davidson to be compared to the genius comedian, who at one point also appeared on SNL:
So Pete Davidson got some extra PR that somehow works to his favor. He’s no Martin Short.— tjflorida (@tjfloodflorida) 11 ноября 2018 г.
Good point. SNL owned up to their mistake & corrected it.— Ron B (@felix7570) 11 ноября 2018 г.
The resemblance to Martin Short was uncanny though. Ty,
Comparing Pete Davidson's and Martin Short it's like comparing your high school math teacher to Albert Einstein.— Arthur Milton Davis (@EinekleineTweet) 11 ноября 2018 г.
Others agreed that Crenshaw was really ‘funny’ and demonstrated ‘an incredible gesture’ when accepted the invitation for the show.
Crenshaw’s pacifist, but ironic stance couldn’t naturally go unnoticed on social networks:
Yes! A Beautiful thing indeed! If only politicians and those who revert to mob violence can learn from this! As a civilized culture let’s talk about what Unites U.S. then what separates U.S.!🤔— Common Sense Watch! (@FelixFelix7070) 11 ноября 2018 г.
I’ll #NeverForget the sacrifice Veterans make and I’ll #NeverForget Dan Crenshaw dunking on Pete Davidson. The underrated part of Dan going on @nbcsnl is that he’s a star. He’s so natural and funny on camera. Good on Pete & SNL. Great work @DanCrenshawTX! pic.twitter.com/4m6rwm11CS— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) 11 ноября 2018 г.
Wow! Make SNL great again! That was awesome— Honky Tonk Jew™️ (@HonkyTonkJew) 11 ноября 2018 г.
On last week’s SNL broadcast, Davidson picked up on then Texas election candidate Dan Crenshaw wearing a patch over an eye lost in a military operation in Afghanistan. In particular, he drew a parallel between the honoured veteran and a porno movie hit-man, which the public universally deemed to be well over the top.