Mocked by SNL, Navy SEAL Congressional Candidate Issues Perfect Response
Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live mocked Texas Republican Congressional candidate and retired Navy SEAL, Dan Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, who is running in Texas’ 2nd Congressional district, lost his right eye in 2012 after he was hit by an IED blast in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
During Saturday Night Live’s weekend update segment, comedian Pete Davidson was making fun of Republican midterm candidates when a photo of Crenshaw flashed on screen.
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson said.
He then shrugged his shoulders and said, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”
TMZ caught up with Crenshaw on Sunday and the retired Navy SEAL said he had no desire to demand an apology of SNL or Davidson.
“I want us to get away from this culture where we demand an apology every time someone misspeaks,” he said.
He continued, “We don’t need to be outwardly outraged. I don’t need to demand apologies from them. They can do whatever they want, you know. They are feeling the heat from around the country right now and that’s fine.”
“Veterans across the country probably don’t feel as though their wounds [that] they received in battle should be the subject of a bad punch line,” he said.
According to Crenshaw, the “real atrocity” was that the joke, “wasn’t even funny. It was not original. It was not funny. He was just mean spirited.”
On Monday, Crenshaw reiterated his sentiments on Fox News, telling Fox and Friends, “They certainly crossed the line, but their apology won’t mean anything to me.” I think what they should do is maybe pool their money together and donate to some veterans charities out there that can really use some help.”
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