Kenan Thompson Admits Pete Davidson Crossed A Line While Joking About Dan Crenshaw’s Missing Eye On SNL (VIDEO)


Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their engagement a few weeks ago, and it’s already clear who is coming out on top. Ariana released her new song, ‘Thank U, Next‘ a few days ago and it’s blowing up. The song is all over the freaking place. It’s safe to say it’s a certified hit.

Meanwhile, Pete has been striking out. After getting dragged online by Ariana for a joke he made during a promo for SNL, Pete is getting dragged again for a different joke.

On the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Pete mocked several political candidates based on their physical appearances. One of his targets was a Republican congressional candidate from Texas named Dan Crenshaw. He lost his eye while serving with the U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan in 2012.

Davidson joked, “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie.”

It was a bit of a reach, and honestly…not that funny even if you’re reaching with it. The audience didn’t really laugh, and so Pete kinda bailed on the joke by saying, “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”

This obviously pissed a lot of people off. He came across as disrespectful to some, and even his co-star Kenan Thompson admits he may have went too far. Kenan was on the Today show on Monday, and he talked about the joke.

“My father is a veteran—you know, Vietnam—and I personally would never necessarily go there. But it’s tough when you’re fishing for jokes. Like, that’s how stand-ups feel. Like, there’s no real filters out there when they’re trying to go for a great joke or whatever. We try to respect that. But, at the same time, when you miss the mark, you’re offending people. So, you have to kind of like be a little more aware, in my opinion.”

You can hear his full comments by checking out the clip below…



What do you think? Is Kenan correct? Did Pete cross the line? I think the joke could have worked if it was actually funny. As always, if you’re crossing “the line” with a joke, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT’S HILARIOUS! If you’re unsure, toss that sh*t out. It’s not worth it.

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