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Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has proven himself to be not only a war hero but also a cultural one, a man who had all the opportunity in the world to self-righteously grandstand in the face of mean-spirited mockery, but instead chose the classy route of grace.
Following his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, during which the newly-elected congressman accepted cast member Pete Davidson's apology for mocking his missing eye during a recent "Weekend Update" segment, Dan Crenshaw told NBC's "Today" that he hopes for a future when people "stop looking for reasons to be offended."
"It felt good. It felt like the right thing to do, and I would appreciate if everybody would stop looking for reasons to be offended, and that’s what this was all about," Crenshaw said.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
I think it's ok for wounded military vets to be offended at an SNL joke that is basically, "OMG that guy looks stupid because of his military wounds. Haha look at his face." Wounded vets face similar reactions in their day to day lives and it's really not funny. Missing limbs, disfigurements, etc.
There are plenty of other cases where people get offended over nothing, but I don't think this was one of them.