Pete Davidson stops show to unleash NSFW tirade against college audience
Pete Davidson wants you to think twice before you whip out a cellphone while he's on stage.
The 25-year-old comedian halted his stand-up routine Monday to unload an expletive-filled rant against college students who had their phones out during his show at the University of Central Florida.
The school hosted the "Saturday Night Live" cast member as part of its Pegasus Palooza Comedy Knight, according to UCF's website.
In a video shared on YouTube, Davidson can be heard tearing into the audience.
"If you film everything but not enjoy the show for (expletive) an hour, then like, I don't gotta be here for that," he said. "You can just give them their money back because I don't give a (expletive)."
Davidson continued to insult the location of the school that was hosting him.
"So like, whenever somebody else comes to your (expletive) town and wants to perform and is exhausted and flies all the way to the middle of (expletive) nowhere to do jokes for you, you little privileged (expletives), don't (expletive) ruin the show for people who actually want to be here," he said.
His comments elicited some laughs from the crowd, but Davidson wasn't done. When the audience began to applaud, he cut them off.
"Don't clap, that's the problem. That's what's (expletive) up about our generation," he said. "That's why we're embarrassing."
He called the audience "idiots" and used a derogatory term for disabled people.
After about 90 seconds, Davidson calmed down.
"Now, I'll continue," he said. "I just wanted to scare you."
The University of Central Florida condemned Davidson's comments.
“Mr. Davidson’s abusive language, particularly his use of a derogatory slur, is contrary to the University of Central Florida’s values of inclusion and respect for all," read the statement, provided by University of Central Florida's Strategic Communications Director Mark Schlueb. "It’s disappointing that his rant spoiled an event that was meant to welcome students back for the fall semester.”
People also took to Twitter to call out Davidson for his comments.
"ucf students raise ur hand if u have ever felt personally victimized by pete davidson," wrote one user.
Another user compared Davidson's evening to that of his ex-fiancee Ariana Grande, who won big at the MTV Video Music Awards, though she skipped the ceremony.
"Ariana Grande won best artist of the year the same night Pete Davidson threw a tantrum at a college comedy show," another user wrote. "We love to see it"
USA TODAY has reached out to Davidson for comment.