Pete Davidson, known to the world as a comedian on Saturday Night Live and Ariana Grande’s ex-fiancé, is getting his own Netflix special and not everyone is thrilled about it. After watching the trailer for the upcoming special, numerous people aren’t on board after he made some comments geared towards the LGBTQ community. Read on to learn why people are so upset.
Pete Davidson’s new special already has a lot of haters
Davidson’s new special is called “Pete Davidson: Alive From New York” and it will premiere on February 25. There’s already a new trailer for the content and people are in an uproar after seeing it. Davidson makes some comments about gay men.
“I don’t think there’s a more honest relationship between a gay dude and a straight dude because there’s just nothing to gain,” Davidson starts off in the trailer for the special.
Davidson continued: “There’s always one gay friend that I don’t think is ******* gay at all,” Davidson says. “It’s that gay dude that will, like, run up on your girlfriend and squeeze her boobs and slap her *** and be like, ‘Damn girl, you look great!’ I don’t find that ******* funny — like at all. I’m all for the gayness; it doesn’t mean I’m against gayness. You just get to slap *** on a technicality? That’s not ******* fair at all. I would never do that just because I could. I would never walk up to his boyfriend, tug his dick and be like, ‘Nice, Gary. Not for me, but cool.’”
People aren’t happy with Davidson’s comments about members of the LGBTQ community
As you can probably imagine, many people aren’t happy about Davidson’s new Netflix special after watching the trailer. People took to Twitter to express their disdain about the situation and the comments Davidson made about gay people in the trailer.
“Oh great. A straight guy crapping out tired, homophobic stereotypes for cheap laughs from lazy *********. You’ve really excelled yourselves here,” a Twitter user wrote.
Numerous other people said they didn’t enjoy the trailer. “Wow this is trash,” someone else said.
One Twitter user doesn’t find any of it funny at all. “I have a great sense of humour and I’m not laughing,” they said.
Another wanted Netflix to know that they don’t want this. “Netflix – NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS OR WANTS THIS IN ANY SHAPE, MAKE OR DESCRIPTION,” the Twitter user suggested.
“Comedy is dead because of this video,” someone else said about the trailer for the new special.
The comments just keep rolling in. “If homophobia and old stereotypes being peddled by a straight man was the best minute you had to choose from in promoting this, then Netflix really is a joke,” another Twitter user said.
“I thought these jokes were really funny when I first heard Eddie Murphy do them in 1983. I was 11,” yet another user expressed.
“Ah great more ‘comedy’ content for homophobes cause they really are lacking materials that support their tiny, fragile, ignorant worldview,” another Twitter user said.
Clearly people aren’t that excited about the upcoming special. We’ll have to see how many people actually turn in to watch it after the release of the trailer.