Is Saturday Night Live still on the air?
Stunningly, yes, given that the revue program has not been funny in years. And given that their publicity of late has all been bad, it’s always shocking to see the new low the players there can reach. This past Saturday, one Pete Davidson of SNL, went so low, even the opponent of the mocked admonished him.
The “joke” in question regarded a former SEAL named Dan Crenshaw. He is running for office as a Republican. During his third tour of five in Afghanistan, Crenshaw lost an eye. Davidson showed his lack of class:
“This guy’s kinda cool, Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said as a picture of Crenshaw wearing an eye patch appeared on the screen. “You may be surprised to hear that he’s a congressional candidate from Texas, and not a hitman in a porno movie.”
After some awkward laughter, Davidson added, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.”
Or whatever? In addition to the Republican committee in Texas, Crenshaw’s opponent came to his defense via Twitter:
Crenshaw’s opponent also seemed to condemn the sketch.
“No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, Dan’s military service and sacrifice for our country are to be admired and appreciated. Period,” Litton wrote on Twitter.
Simply, mocking, ridiculing and otherwise making fun of war wounds and injuries is off limits.
This should not have to be said, but apparently, the snowflakes at SNL never learned manners. Not like the rest of us did. Roasting is fine so long as the punchlines are not about honor. SNL went after Crenshaw’s honor via his service to our country and the sacrifice he endured because of it. That is not acceptable.
As for Crenshaw’s reaction, all of us can learn something from what he had to say.
Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 4, 2018
With all luck, the cast and writers have learned their lesson.