“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 jokes. “It’s just pure honesty.”
In the trailer for his new standup premiering on Netflix, Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, the SNL cast member talks about his friendships with gay men. Davidson further elaborates about gay men who play flirt with women.
Davidson says, “You just get to slap that (woman’s) ass on a technicality. That’s not fucking fair at all.”
Davidson’s joke has come under criticism on Twitter with some claiming it is a 1980s attitude towards gay men.
I thought these jokes were really funny when I first heard Eddie Murphy do them in 1983. I was 11.
— Ed McNamara (@EdMackSHI) February 12, 2020
While some were disgusted with Davidson’s joke:
pete davidson really rode the Ariana wave to a corny netflix special with tired "GAYS R WEIRD" jokes and now a sundance film where he essentially plays… not-famous pete davidson? i'm SICK to my stomach
— Rosscar Wilde (@rolls_ross77) February 18, 2020
Others claim straight men secretly want to be with a gay guy:
it's intellectually dishonest for Pete Davidson to make jokes about straight guys going up to gay guys to "tug their dicks" when in my experience straight guys overwhelmingly want to get railed.
— Half-Shirt Radical (@EricShethar) February 13, 2020
Yet there are straight women who agree with Davidson:
Pete Davidson is trash and his jokes weren't funny but yes, gay men need to be checked. My fiancée and I hang around the Dallas gayborhood a lot and I've had gay men touch me, even had one try to kiss me once, without consent. It's just as uncomfortable and unacceptable. https://t.co/IGB1LCKOyv
— k80 (@KatieHicken) February 14, 2020
Recently, Davidson did a Chad sketch on Saturday Night Live with RuPaul. In the sketch, RuPaul was grooming Chad to be the future queen of drag.
Davidson also did a makeover video with Queer Eye’s Tan France.
What do you think of Davidson’s comment?