Pete Davidson compared his controversial Dan Crenshaw joke to slapping Will Smith and Chris Rock on his last episode ofSaturday night live.
Davidson made his final appearance on the sketch show on Saturday (May 21), addressing the backlash he received in 2018 after mocking the Republican politician.
Davidson joked at the time that Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch from a wound he sustained while fighting in Afghanistan, looked like “a hitman in a porn movie.” He later appeared alongside the political candidate SNL to apologize and call him a “war hero”.
In his final episode, Davidson said Fox News stopped calling him a “monster” for joking about Crenshaw and instead made fun of him.
“Tucker Carlson called him ‘Eyepatch McCain,'” he said. “That’s two veterans in one insult.”
Davidson continued, “But in fairness to what I originally said because it still bothers me…I was just making a joke about someone’s looks, not realizing that the medical condition behind it is a sensitive issue, what is a SNL Alumni tradition.”
A picture of Smith slapping former SNL Star Rock was then shown on screen.
Smith jumped on stage to smack the comedian at this year’s Oscars after Rock made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved haircut stemming from her alopecia.
That SNL The audience laughed in shock while Davidson chuckled too.
“On one hand, I don’t like that people think they can just run on stage and smack a comedian,” he continued.
“But on the other hand, that’s how I know all my shows are going to be sold out now.”
Elsewhere in his recent Weekend Update segment, Davidson joked about his public fling with Kanye West and his brief engagement to Ariana Grande.
Before the episode aired, he shared an emotional Instagram post saying he “wouldn’t be here” without his. SNL co-stars.
Davidson leaves SNL Alongside cast members Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/pete-davidson-snl-will-smith-chris-rock-slap-b2084563.html SNL: Pete Davidson compares Will Smith beating Chris Rock to Dan Crenshaw controversy in last episode