On Monday’s “Pat Gray Unleashed,” Pat discussed a joke on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend by cast member Pete Davidson about Texas Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw’s appearance.
What did Davidson say?
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was deployed five times to Afghanistan. On his third deployment in 2012, he was injured by an IED blast that caused him to lose his right eye and nearly blinded him.
In an effort to get a few laughs, “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson took a cheap shot at Crenshaw for wearing an eye patch over his right eye.
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever. Whatever,” Davidson said.
Pat lamented that Davidson wasn’t mocking Crenshaw for his policies, he was mocking Crenshaw because of the way that he looks and it wasn’t funny. It was hate.
What did Dan Crenshaw have to say?
Many on the political left and right have come out and said that NBC owes Crenshaw an apology for the tacky joke, however, on Sunday, Crenshaw took to Twitter and had this to say.
“Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
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.
Pat asserted that Crenshaw displayed honor and integrity and that we could all learn something by watching the way that Crenshaw handled himself in this particular situation.
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