Pete Davidson | “I’m Sorry I’m Such a Jackass, OK?!”
So a lot of people haven’t been too into Pete Davidson lately.
Well, a lot of people haven’t been into Pete Davidson for a long time, but let’s just focus on what’s been going on lately, OK?
His breakup with Ariana Grande has quite a bit to do with this — she has a lot of really hardcore fans, and they’re not happy with him right now.
But even besides all the Ariana drama, he’s gotten a ton of backlash for some jokes he made about Dan Crenshaw last week on Saturday Night Live.
In case you missed this story and also don’t keep up with politics, Dan Crenshaw is a Congressman-elect from Texas. He’s also a veteran who wears an eye patch because his eye was destroyed in combat.
Last week during the Weekend Update segment, Pete was mocking the appearance of several candidates in the midterm elections. And when Crenshaw came up, he said that he looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.”
“I’m sorry,” he continued, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever. Whatever.”
Except to many people, it was not whatever.
Pete got a whole lot of hate for his comment, which was definitely fair.
As Crenshaw himself tweeted, SNL should recognize “that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
It was honestly a pretty big controversy last week.
So what about this week?!
Pete showed up on Weekend Update once again, this time to apologize.
“I mean this from the bottom of my heart,” he explained, “it was a poor choice of words.”
“The man is a war hero and he deserves all the respect in the world, and if any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right came together to agree on something: that I’m a dick.”
At that point, Dan Crenshaw showed up and asked “You think?”
Pete apologized directly to him, and he accepted it — it was a genuinely nice moment.
But then Crenshaw’s phone started ringing with an Ariana Grande song as his ringtone.
And that’s when things got beautiful.
The song played for a bit, and then Pete told him that to get him back for what he said during the last episode, he could check out a picture of him and mock his appearance.
When they pulled up a photo of Pete, Crenshaw said that he looked like “if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person.”
Next, he said he looked like “a troll doll with a tapeworm,” and then “Martin Short from Santa Clause 3.”
For that one, he added that “one of those people was good on SNL,” meaning Martin Short, obviously.
To wrap things up, Crenshaw gave a serious message about what this whole scandal could teach us all — how important it is to respect veterans.
And at the end of the video, when the audience was applauding, you can hear Pete lean in and tell him “you’re a good man.”
So everything’s been settled, right?
Is Pete likable yet?
Check out the video below to see the whole thing for yourself, and let us know your thoughts:
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