- The Navy SEAL-turned politician who Pete Davidson mocked on “Saturday Night Live” reached out to the comedian after he posted a disturbing note on Instagram on Saturday.
- “I talked to him personally,” Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw told KPRC2 Houston on Monday.
- Crenshaw appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in November to hear an apology from Davidson, who joked that he looked like a “hitman from a porno” in a previous segment.
- Crenshaw lost his eye while fighting in Afghanistan in 2012.
- Crenshaw is one of a long list of celebrities who rushed to support Davidson after his concerning message.
“I talked to him personally,” the former Navy SEAL told KPRC2 Houston on Monday.
“We don’t go back very far. We’re not good friends,” he said. “But I think he appreciated hearing from me.”
Crenshaw, who is is the US Representative-elect for Texas’ second congressional district, appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in November to hear an apology from Davidson who joked that he looked like a “hitman from a porno” in a previous “SNL” segment.
Crenshaw lost his eye to a bomb while he was fighting in Afghanistan in 2012, during his third combat tour.
The pair showed good humour in the apology segment, as Crenshaw clapped back at the comedian for his comments by playing the tune of Davidson’s ex Ariana Grande’s “Breathin” as his ringtone.
Davidson said at the time: “The man is a war hero and he deserves all of the respect in the world. And if any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something – that I’m a dick.”
Crenshaw added in his KPRC2 Houston interview that he told Davidson how important he was in their phone call: “I told him everyone had a purpose in this world.”
“Especially a guy like that: Sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation,” he said.
Crenshaw is one of a long list of celebrities who rushed to support Davidson after his concerning message. Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki Minaj, and Machine Gun Kelly were among those who shared a message for Davidson.
Davidson wrote in the alarming Instagram post: “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.”
Shortly after posting the message, he deleted his account. He was later accounted for by the NYPD and appeared briefly on “SNL.”
Ariana Grande, who was previously engaged to Davidson, also wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too.”
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