NBC’s Saturday Night Live focused on the federal sex trafficking investigation that baffled Republican Florida congressman Matt Gaetz in the cold of the show, with some viewers noting that Pete Davidson was once again playing an alleged sexual predator.
The casting of Davidson playing Congressman, who allegedly had sex with a teenager, had some viewers describe it as “ disturbing. ”
Last year, Davidson dated 18-year-old Kaia Gerber, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Gerber was only a year older than the teenager Gaetz was reportedly involved in.
Pete Davidson played Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz on SNL
The image was ‘disturbing’ to some viewers, given the accuracy of the image
Davidson’s Gaetz appeared as part of a game show with Chloe Fineman portraying host Britney Spears
Gerber’s parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, were pictured with concerned looks on their faces outside their daughter’s New York home during her courtship with Davidson
Davidson and Gerber dated for several months in early 2020, much to the disdain of Gerber’s parents, who were portrayed with worried looks on their faces outside their daughter’s New York home.
Eventually, the romance sparked with Davidson who later checked himself into rehab for drug addiction.
The SNL skit featured Chloe Fineman playing Britney Spears as the host of a TV show called ‘Oops, You Did It Again’ in which the pop star watches’ the social pariahs of the week ‘and decides whether to be’ innocent or not so innocent ‘ to be. ”
Gaetz is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for allegations of sex trafficking and prostitution involving a 17-year-old girl
Davidson, 27, came on set as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who has been referred to as ‘a full-on sex plague’.
In real life, federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether there is any truth to allegations that 38-year-old Gaetz and a political ally were involved in sex trafficking and prostitution in which he paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex.
Gaetz also reportedly showed nude photos of women he slept with to colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Giggity giggity Goo! Davidson’s Gaetz exclaimed, as he channeled Family Guy’s sexual predator, Quagmire.
Viewers seemed troubled by Davidson’s casting as an alleged sex plague on SNL
Earlier this season, Davidson took on the role of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has also become embroiled in a sexual assault scandal.
Viewers seemed particularly troubled by Davidson’s portrayal of Gaetz.
‘Pete Davidson as Matt Gaetz is a bit too on the nose,’ wrote one Twitter user.
“Pete Davidson as Gaetz was clearly just as disturbing to him as it was to his fans,” exclaimed another poster.
“SNL always portrays Pete Davidson as sexual assault,” commented another.
Pete Davidson has played both Andrew Cuomo and Matt Gaetz. Pete has certainly cornered the sexual predator market, ”added another user in the same vein.
‘Pete Davidson plays Cuomo and now Gaetz … he drives the market on creepy politicians,’ wrote one.
Pete Davidson is the worst. #snl ‘, was the opinion of another SNL viewer.
Kaia Gerber, left, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, pictured here with Pete Davidson in 2019, was just a year older than the teenager Gaetz was reportedly involved in.
Pete Davidson is photographed in November 2019 with his then 18-year-old girlfriend Kaia Gerber
A few weeks ago, SNL also cast Davidson as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dealing with his own string of sexual allegations against him
On set, SNL got straight to the point: “So this whole story is so bizarre, so incredible Florida, I have to make it clear,” said Fineman’s Spears. “You were dating a 17-year-old and took her across state lines on dates?”
“Reportedly,” replied Gaetz of Davidson.
“Prostitutes say you took ecstasy and had sex with them in Florida hotel rooms,” she continued. “And your Republican colleagues in Congress say you showed nude photos of women you slept with.”
“Which is not a crime,” claimed Gaetz of Davidson. “Just awful.”
“I don’t know Matt, I think I can spot a teenage predator when I see one – after all, I was at the Mickey Mouse Club,” Spears said.
‘That is ridiculous. People are just attacking me for defending Donald Trump! Davidson Gaetz responded.
“Do you think these allegations will hurt you in the next election?” Spears asked.
“Strangely, they can help in my district,” Gaetz said of his Florida constituents.
“People are just attacking me for defending Donald Trump!” Davidson’s Gaetz responded to SNL. In the photo, in real life, former President Donald Trump accompanied by Gaetz at a baseball game