Veteran Mocked By SNL Comedian Responds, Doesn’t Want Apology

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Kenan Thompson spoke out about his "Saturday Night Live" co-star Pete Davidson's joke about Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican running for Congress who lost an eye while serving in the USA military, saying the comedian "definitely missed the mark".

"Dan Crenshaw, no hold on", comedian Pete Davidson said.

In regards to an image of Dan, Pete said: 'You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate in Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. "I will say that if it were Tammy Duckworth, who is also a hero, as well, and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, if someone had been making fun of her, I don't know if we would have the same reaction".

Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL who did five tours of duty, lost his right eye when he was hit by an IED blast in Helmand province in 2012, according to his campaign website.

Davidson signed off his segment by imploring everyone to go vote on Tuesday. Crenshaw lost his eye during combat.

"No veteran should be mocked for their service", he tweeted Monday morning.

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Online, scores of people have expressed anger over the sketch and demanded that Davidson and NBC apologize.

Crenshaw responded to Davidson's comments on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

"I want us to get away from this culture where we demand an apology every time someone misspeaks", Crenshaw said. "I think that would be very healthy for our nation to go in that direction".

"I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it's nobody's business, and sometimes things just don't work out and that's okay. They are feeling the heat from around the country right now, and that's fine". "I realized there are some really gross people running for office this year".

Crenshaw tweeted a response to the skit, hoping the show "recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds as punchlines for bad jokes".

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