April 19, 2019

Pete Davidson Shouldn't Apologize

“It’s often said that comedy is tragedy plus time, yet there seems to be no amount of time that makes poking fun at a wounded veteran funny. Enter Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” and Texas congressional candidate for the Republican Party Dan Crenshaw.

“This guy is kind of cool — Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said on this past weekend’s show. “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie.”

Davidson, unable to control his laughter, continued, “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war — or whatever.”

Following this tweet, Crenshaw said he believes the “SNL” writing staff could’ve worked out something better, saying, “I think they should have rethought that joke a little bit. If you could even call it a joke.”

Now, while Davidson’s joke was tasteless and insensitive, he shouldn’t apologize for it.

Time and again, media personalities and politicians have to apologize for incendiary comments. During the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump famously made comments about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that could’ve been a joke but didn’t land.”

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