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Pete Davidson Slammed After Calling UCF Students 'F**king Idiots' & The R-Word For Recording His Set!  

Pete Davidson slammed after bad set.

Performing in front of an auditorium of college students is already a tough gig, and Pete Davidson didn’t make it easier when he called the crowd at his recent University of Central Florida standup show “f**king idiots” and the r-word!

The Saturday Night Live star is in hot water following his gig at UCF on Monday night, in which he interrupted his set to unleash an awkwardly vicious rant at his large student audience because someone had the audacity to record his performance.

According to a series of tweets and footage of the performance, the 25-year-old called the students morons, idiots, and an offensive slur for people with developmental delays as he attempted to vilify those who broke the sacred rules for observing stand-up comedy.

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Initially, the crowd responded to his tirade with less-than-enthusiastic laughs, but the set grew more and more awkward as Davidson proceeded to tell the audience they were an embarrassment to their parents because they are so “f**king [r-word].”

Ariana Grande’s ex then went on to attack UCF, the nation’s largest public university with 68,000 students, saying he didn’t even want to be at the Orlando, Florida school — which, according to Pete, is in “the middle of nowhere.”

The performance was so tense, students later took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Attendees claimed the comedian told them to “get off [their] phone or he’d tell another pedophile joke” before attempting to turn his so-called “drug-fueled rant” into a motivational speech. At one point, he also said he didn’t expect to be alive in six years.

See a clip of the increasingly awkward performance and some salty reactions (below):

UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
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UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter
UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter
UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter
UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter
UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter
UCF reacts to Pete Davidson's uncomfortable performance.
(c) Twitter

Yikes!

Footage of the tirade was later posted to the UCF subreddit, where dozens of students chimed in with their thoughts on the “hella uncomfortable” performance. While many understood it’s a common request among comedians for audience members to not record their material, students claimed they didn’t see any signs telling them they couldn’t have their phones out. 

As one student explained in the Reddit thread:

“Someone had their phone out recording a bit, apparently we weren’t supposed to have our phones out (I had no idea personally), and he got super pissed… He told us that he’s gonna leave right now and give UCF their money back.”

Other students noted how while it was understandable for Pete to get upset about the phone recordings, they felt he took it too far and “ruined the mood for the rest of the night.”

Another Reddit user broke it down, writing:

“[Pete] ranted and raved and said he was leaving all about a ‘no cameras rule’ that was not made apparent anywhere around the arena / on the website afaik. (UCFs fault)… Then [he] started to say he didn’t need this show and how gen z and millennials are pathetic losers and how it is embarrassing, then said Orlando is buttf**k nowhere, that he would text every comic not to go to UCF because it sucks and he will be dead in 6 years, yada yada… For about a minute and a half he had a full blown meltdown while the audience just sat there.”

Sounds like the opposite of funny!

That same poster went on to write in Pete’s defense, saying the funny man was “on drugs” and “very obviously felt bad” about his tirade, “so he did a Q&A at the end of the show to make up for it.”

Whether he regretted his words or not, the actor has been known to ditch standup gigs if he has a problem with the venue. Back in April, he walked out of a Connecticut club just before he was about to take the stage because the club’s owner made a joke about his breakups from Grande and Kate Beckinsale.

Let’s hope no one breaks his rules going forward!

[Image via Twitter & WENN]

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Aug 27, 2019 10:16am PDT