Kenan Thompson spoke out about his "Saturday Night Live" co-star Pete Davidson's joke about Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican running for Congress who lost an eye while serving in the USA military, saying the comedian "definitely missed the mark". GOP congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw - who wears an eye patch after losing an eye in Afghanistan - looked like a hitman from a porno, adding, "I know he lost his eye in war or whatever. whatever".
Pete Davidson and producers from "Saturday Night Live" are under fire for a joke that mocked a war veteran. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, lost his eye during a 2012 deployment in Afghanistan after he was hit by an IED blast, earning a Purple Heart for his valor.
"This "joke" was disgusting and as the grandson of two WWII veterans I'm ashamed it was on NBC's air", Mr. "That's how stand-ups feel, there's no real filters out there in the world when they're trying to go for a great joke or whatever", Thompson explained.
However, he went on to add that he doesn't think his SNL castmate meant to offend anyone.
"I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever", he continued, laughing.
In a cellphone video, Crenshaw said our country could stand to benefit from people refraining from demanding apologies from others for every little thing that may be deemed offensive by the public. "I mean my father was a veteran, you know Vietnam, and I personally wouldn't never necessarily go there".
"He said that's how he deals with it, and that's fine if he finds catharsis in comedy, which a lot of people do, but that doesn't give him the right to take shots at someone else's service and people's physical pain", McCain said.
"This guy's kinda cool - Dan Crenshaw", Davidson began during the show's "Weekend Update" segment. We don't need to be outwardly outraged.
"I do not demand an apology". They can do whatever they want.