Pete Davidson has revealed he was 'forced to apologize' for poking fun at Congressman Dan Crenshaw's appearance during an episode of Saturday Night Live.
The comedian caused controversy in November 2018 for joking that Crenshaw - a veteran who lost his right eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan - looked like 'a hitman in a porno movie'.
Davidson, 26, subsequently said sorry for the gag, and appeared alongside Crenshaw, 35, in the following week's episode of SNL.
But in his new Netflix special, Alive From New York, the funnyman says he wasn't really interested in apologizing for making fun of the wounded veteran's looks.
“I got in trouble last year because I was making some jokes,” he states in the special.
“I didn’t think I did anything wrong. It was like words that were twisted so that a guy could be famous... So I made fun of this guy with an eye patch and then, like, I kind of got forced to apologize."
'People were like, 'You hate America!' And I'm like, 'No, I just didn't want to be incorrect about how he lost his f---ing eye,' he continues.
'My roommate thought I should apologize so that I didn't get shot in the face'.
In his new Netflix special, Pete Davidson says he was 'forced to apologize' to Congressman Dan Crenshaw for mocking his appearance
Crenshaw appeared on Fox and Friends Friday, and hit back at Davidson for rescinding his apology
Crenshaw, who serves as a House Representative for Texas' 2nd Congressional District, hit back at Davidson in an interview with Fox and Friends on Friday.
'It's like our comedic careers are joined at the hip because he can't stop thinking about me. It's a little sad ' he tartly told the cable news channel.
Crewshaw said Friday of Davidson broaching the incident. "It's a little sad."