Stephen Rannazzisi’s 9/11 Lie Gets Defense From ‘SNL’ Star Pete Davidson: ‘Take It Easy’

Davidson’s comments come after intially slamming the comedian, since his father was a firefighter killed during the terrorist attacks

Last Updated: September 16, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

“Saturday Night Live” player Pete Davidson has defended Stephen Rannazzisi after “The League” star admitted on Wednesday to lying about being in one of the fallen World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

Although Davidson initially took shots at the fellow comedian, he changed his tune once Rannazzisi personally reached out to apologize for his lie.

It’s an especially touchy subject for Davidson, because his father was one of the firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Here is Davidson’s first response.

Rannazzisi clearly misunderstood Davidson’s message and tweeted back, “Thank you pete. I really appreciate it.

“I think you missed the point…” Davidson replied. Rannazzisi’s tweet has since been deleted.

According to Rannazzisi, he told people he was in one of the World Trade Center buildings during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The truth, however, is that the comedian was working in a building in midtown when the Twin Towers were attacked.


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