Davidson seemed to be aware of Crenshaw's background during Saturday's Weekend Update segment, in which he gave his "first impressions" of various candidates running in this election cycle.
On Saturday night, Davidson showed a photo of Crenshaw wearing the eyepatch he's worn since losing his right eye to an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Crenshaw, a war veteran, wears protective covering over an eye he lost to a war-related injury.
The National Republican Congressional Committee also released a statement condemning Davidson's actions and calling for an apology from NBC.
Crenshaw has since been alerted to Davidson's comments, and wrote on Twitter this afternoon that he doesn't appreciate being mocked for his appearance: "Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended". "I think Pete's a very humble dude and he's got a big heart".
"After I had to move back in with my mom, I started paying attention to them", he said, likely alluding to his recent split from Ariana Grande.
"We have thick skin, but as veterans, it's hard for us to understand why war wounds would elicit such raucous laughter from an audience", he said, adding, "I think they should've rethought that joke a little bit - if you can even call it a joke". "Right? It was not original, it was not amusing, it was just mean-spirited and that's how I feel about it", Crenshaw told TMZ, according to Fox News. We don't need to be outwardly outraged.
"Well, how do you know?" he asked Camerota.
Crenshaw's right eye was destroyed in the blast and his left eye was badly damaged from it.
He added, however, that he isn't looking for a "hollow" apology. And here's the real atrocity in all this: "it wasn't even amusing".
Davidson later admitted he can't make fun of other people because he looks like he "makes vape juice in a bathtub".