‘Saturday Night Live’ Slammed by Left AND Right After Bad Joke About Veteran’s War Wound

Saturday Night Live is being attacked by both the left and the right after a seriously questionable “joke” making fun of a U.S. veteran because he lost an eye in service to his country.

During last weekend’s SNL, cast member Pete Davidson disgorged a “joke” that upset nearly everyone who heard it when he ridiculed Republican Congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw because he lost an eye at war.

“This guy is kind of cool — Dan Crenshaw. You may be surprised to hear he’s a Congressional candidate from 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 on SNL Saturday.

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Davidson — who looked like he was dressed in an orange jumpsuit from some penitentiary — may have thought dismissively saying “whatever” about a man who sustained a grievous injury in service to the country was “funny,” but no one else apparently did.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) immediately slammed the SNL actor for his hateful “joke.”

“Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country. Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend–because they’re not laughing,” the NRCC statement read.

But it wasn’t just people on the right side of the political aisle who thought the “joke” was in bad taste.

Socialist “reporter” Karen Tumulty, for instance, thought NBC should apologize:

Liberal reporter Katie Clueck also took the occasion to point out to NBC where it erred:

Daily Beast writer Michael Weiss found the “joke” to be in bad taste:

Others slammed SNL and Davidson, too:

For his part, Dan Crenshaw also took a slap at NBC:

I just have to wonder, though, if Petey Davidson is at all annoyed that Ellen DeGeneres does his look better than he does?

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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