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Pete Davidson Loses It at College Performance

Comedian ranted after students pulled out phones during show
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2019 8:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – If University of Central Florida students were hoping for inspirational words from Pete Davidson, they didn't get them when they took out their phones. Video from a Monday tour stop at the school shows the Saturday Night Live comedian berating the audience after "half" of people pulled out their phones. "I don't got to be here. I can just give them their money back because I don't give a f---," Davidson said, adding, "Whenever somebody else comes to your guys' f---ing town and wants to perform and is exhausted, and flies all the way to the middle of f---ing nowhere to do jokes for you little privileged little a--holes, don't f---ing ruin the show for people who actually want to be here."

The subsequent applause didn't soothe him. "That's why the world is going to end in 25 years, because you're all f---ing retarded," he continued, receiving what the Hollywood Reporter describes as "a smattering of boos and random heckling." "Yeah, I meant it that way, idiots," Davidson went on, per BuzzFeed. "You should f---ing grow up." He then continued with the hour-long show, but shouldn't expect an invite back. "Mr. Davidson’s abusive language, particularly his use of a derogatory slur, is contrary to the University of Central Florida's values of inclusion and respect for all," a rep says. "It's disappointing that his rant spoiled an event that was meant to welcome students back for the fall semester." (Read more Pete Davidson stories.)

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