The lawyer and a supporter of a Staten Island, N.Y. bar owner who defied coronavirus restrictions spoke out against Pete Davidson’s recent jokes on “Saturday Night Live.”
Davidson kicked the man while he is down. The owners are unable to survive and their debts are piling up. Everything they worked for is being wiped out, and the employees are going without right before Christmas. It shouldn’t be fodder for jokes by millionaires.
The “SNL” cast member and Staten Island native mocked the owner of Mac’s Public House after demonstrators marched on the location to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiats.
OWNER’S ATTORNEY CALLS OUT DAVIDSON
On Monday, owner Keith McAlarney was joined by his attorney, Lou Gelormino, and community activist John Tabacco for a press conference where they addressed Davidson’s sketch on the most recent episode’s edition of “Weekend Update,” Fox News reported.
“I kind of almost feel like the ignorance level is so high now that you have mega-millionaires in the national spotlight, like the folks on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and instead of making fun of their friends and the local business owners who are broke and crushed and bankrupt, instead of coming down here as fellow Staten Islanders and standing up for them and bringing a positive light to this thing, what they want to do is go on national TV and try to humiliate the little man when he’s down, and to me that’s quite disgusting,” Tabacco said.
He noted that Davidson’s father was a friend of his. His father was a firefighter who was killed on 9/11.
“As I mentioned before, my dad was a member of the NYPD, the King of Staten Island’s dad was a proud fireman and a great friend of mine, and I saw Staten Islanders heavily come out and support him, his mom, his family and everyone else in a time of need after 9/11 when I cried for his father,” he continued. “So, when I hear stuff like this, it hits me emotionally and I think ‘Wow, if you came out of your perch in your affluent neighborhood and came down here and told the liberal left this is a good thing because it’s about our freedom and liberty, we probably wouldn’t’ be standing here today.'”Gelormino said.
“We had 2,000 people here in a peaceful, respectful rally. They actually cleaned up when they left,” he said. “We had 50-100 people cleaning up the street when they left. Maybe ‘Saturday Night Live’ should be mocking the people that looted and rioted and destroyed our great city of Manhattan and the rest of our great cities in this country.”
THE OBNOXIOUS COMEDIAN
On Saturday, Davidson appeared on “Weekend Update” to talk about the viral protest in his hometown and the bar owner’s refusal to only allow outdoor service.
“The owner said no one wants to do that ’cause they’ll go out of business,” Davidson explains. “But the argument that people in Staten Island don’t want to drink outside can be disproven by going to literally any Little League game.”
People are suffering and now the bar’s co-owner is a criminal in addition to going bankrupt. It’s not because the rulers are following the science. Lockdowns don’t work.
The repercussions are very serious, but people who rule us get their salaries no matter what.