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Pete Davidson calls Chevy Chase a ‘Genuinely Bad, Racist Person’

Pete Davidson has taken aim at a very famous Saturday Night Live alum.

Davidson, who currently stars on SNL, slammed Chevy Chase during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show Monday.

The younger actor took offense to disparaging comments Chase made in a Washington Post profile about SNL, with the veteran star claiming the show went “downhill” after its first two years on the air.

“He’s a f— d—bag,” Davidson said of the 74-year-old actor. “F— Chevy Chase. He’s just a genuinely bad, racist person and I don’t like him. He’s a putz.”

Davidson, 24, also defended his boss, Lorne Michaels, who created the late-night comedy sketch show. “It’s disrespectful to Lorne, too, a guy who gave you a career,” continued Davidson, who never shared the SNL stage with Chase. “No matter how big you get, you can’t forget what that guy did for you.”

This is not the first time that Chase has been accused of being racist. In a March 2018 Donald Glover profile by The New Yorker, it was said that Chase attempted to “disrupt [Glover’s] scenes” and made insensitive jokes between takes while the pair were on Community together.

Chevy said in a statement to The New Yorker: “I am saddened to hear that Donald perceived me in that light.”