Pete Davidson Talks About Friendship with Gay Men in Netflix Special

Pete Davidson (Photo Credit: SNL YouTube channel video screenshot)

“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.

While some were disgusted with Davidson’s joke:

https://twitter.com/rolls_ross77/status/1229845209820745729

Others claim straight men secretly want to be with a gay guy:

Yet there are straight women who agree with Davidson:

https://twitter.com/KatieHicken/status/1228125117730914307

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.

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