In November of 2018, SNL comedian Pete Davidson ignited a firestorm when he made fun of Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch on the Weekend Update segment of the sketchy comedy show.
“This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said during his sketch.”You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie. “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever,” he added.
Davidson later apologized, saying he “made a poor choice” with his joke and Crenshaw went on the show to accept that apology in a moment that brought America together.
Now, in a new Netflix standup special, Davidson is taking that apology back, saying he was forced to make it.
“I didn’t think I did anything wrong. It was like words that were twisted so that a guy could be famous,” Davidson said in the special.. “So I made fun of this guy with an eye patch and then, like, I kind of got forced to apologize.”
Crenshaw responded with grace, by saying, “We had a really good moment, you know, at that time in 2018. America liked it. The left and right liked it. So, you know, we don’t really want to ruin that.”
“To be fair, if we took everything that comedians said on a Netflix special seriously, man our country would be in a world of hurt. I would like to remember the guy that I saw in person and hung out with that night,” he added.