'SNL' Has Been 'Hijacked': Palin Sends Message to Lorne Michaels Over Mocking of Wounded Vet
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted "Saturday Night Live" creator and producer Lorne Michaels after a comic on the show made fun of a Texas GOP congressional candidate who lost an eye serving in Afghanistan.
Comedian Pete Davidson joked about retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw's eye patch, saying he looks like a pirate in a pornographic film.
Davidson, 24, giggled afterwards, saying, "Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever."
While Crenshaw said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that he would not demand an apology from Davidson or the show, Palin fired back at Michaels on Facebook.
"With all the grace I can muster I challenge you to wrestle back control of the show you’d shepherded, but allowed to be hijacked by some pretty sick - and boringly uncreative - young men," she said of Michaels, 73.
"You’re going down with the ship, Lorne. Sad to see your life’s work and worth crumble under the heartless no-talents."
Palin continued addressing Michaels, telling him that there is a bigger wealth of "creativity and beauty" in the world than the people he has hired to work on his program.
"Tap into the new and truly talented, Lorne," she said.
Palin was famously portrayed on "SNL" by Tina Fey when she was Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Crenshaw is seeking to replace retiring Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from the Houston suburbs.