Pete Davidson criticised after verbally abusing audience at show

28 August 2019, 15:21 | Updated: 28 August 2019, 15:26

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Pete Davidson recently performed at University of Central Florida where he was filmed yelling at students for recording his set. The comedian also used the 'r word' during the video.

Pete Davidson is facing criticism for a comedy set rant in which he referred to student attendees of his show as "privileged little assholes". He was also filmed using the 'r word' during the show.

A video depicting the SNL star is going viral after the comedian made an appearance at the University of Central Florida for a recent gig. Davidson seemed to take issue with audience members recording the performance but "not enjoy[ing] the show".

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He further remarked that the school was "in the middle of fucking nowhere" and that the world was going to end in 25 years because "you're all fucking r****ded".

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US-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSEUM-GALA-BENEFIT. Picture: Getty

"You should fucking grow up, okay," he told the crowd. "It says no phones. It says the thing on there. It's just like, you're just supposed to just like, behave. I have to have my fucking boy patrol you guys like you're five years old? That's fucking embarrassing."

"You should grow up," he continued. "Where's the next generation. Don't you want adults to respect us? Don't you want your parents to be proud of you? Do you know how embarrassing it is to be our age and walk out knowing everybody thinks you're a fucking idiot?"

Students who say they were in attendance criticised the performance. "Why did I just get yelled at by Pete davidson," wrote one person.

"As funny as Pete Davidson seems on snl, he was absolutely horrible tonight at UCF. extremely rude and UNFUNNY," said another.

In a statement to Buzzfeed News, a spokesperson for the school said: “It’s disappointing that his rant spoiled an event that was meant to welcome students back for the fall semester.”

A minute and a half video of the tirade was uploaded to YouTube, so you can watch that below.

Pete Davidson at UCF 8/26/19

This isn't the first time that Pete Davidson gig drama has made headlines. Earlier this year, Pete kicked out a heckler who made a Mac Miller "joke" at one of his shows. A few weeks after that, the outspoken comedian walked out before performing because the host mentioned his exes, Ariana Grande and Kate Beckinsale.