NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” chose Pete Davidson to portray embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz — despite the cast member dating an 18-year-old last year.
Davidson, 27, appeared as Gaetz (R-Fl.) in the show’s cold open, in which the 38-year-old lawmaker was featured as a guest on a Britney Spears-hosted talk show for “the social pariahs of the week.”
During the appearance, Davidson, as Gaetz, quoted Glenn Quagmire, the hyper-sexualized character from “Family Guy,” saying “giggity giggity goo” repeatedly.
Davidson dated Kaia Gerber, the 19-year-old supermodel and daughter of Cindy Crawford, until February 2020. She was 18 at the time.
Many on Twitter took note of the relationship after Davidson portrayed the Republican lawmaker, who is being investigated for allegedly sleeping with a 17-year-old girl.
“Pete Davidson as Matt Gaetz is a little too on the nose,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Pete Davidson as Gaetz was obviously as unsettling for him as it was for his fans,” another wrote.