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Pete Davidson is in hot water after mocking a Republican candidate for Congress’ eye patch during a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch.
Congressman Dan Crenshaw said he called Pete Davidson after hearing about the disturbing social media message, the “Saturday Night Live” star posted over the weekend.
Crenshaw, the former Navy SEAL who wears a eye-patch on his right eye after being injured by an I. E. D. in Afghanistan, was mocked by Davidson on ‘ SNL ‘ in November. Crenshaw told KPRC2 Houston (via The Hollywood Reporter), that he from to the star after seeing the 25-year-old social media message.
“I spoke to him personally [Sunday],” he said. “We’re not going very far back. We are not good friends. But, I think he liked hearing from me. I told him everyone had a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason. It is your job to find that purpose. And you have to live that way.”
Davidson posted a cryptic photo to Instagram on Saturday, who said: “I really don’t want on earth anymore. I do my best to remain here for you, but I actually don’t know how much longer it may take. everything I’ve ever tried to do is help people. do not forget I told you so.
Davidson was later confirmed to be fine on Saturday by the New York Police Department, who visited NBC Studios to see how he is after the alarming message. He appeared briefly on Saturday night’s show when he introduced musical guest, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon Ono.
“You know value,” Crenshaw said he told Davidson. “Especially a man like that: sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes makes populated crazy. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation.”
Earlier this month, Davidson mentioned on Instagram that he’d been bullied for months both before and after the split from fiancé Ariana Grande in October. He said that he had spoken about his borderline personality disorder and suicidal only in public, in the hope that the awareness and helping children, like me, who don’t want to be on this earth.”
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“I want you to know. No matter how hard the internet or someone is trying to kill me itself. I don’t. I’m upset I even have to say,” Davidson wrote in the time.
His most recent Instagram post was followed by a public quarrel between Grande and rapper Kanye West, in which West shot back at Grande on Twitter after she apparently joked about his apparent conflict with fellow artist Drake while trying to promote her new song.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.