If you’ve ever looked at a picture of Pete Davidson accompanied by any one of the many women who have dated him and thought, “Huh?,” you’re not alone. In fact, Davidson has concocted a convincing rationale for why this might be the case.
While performing a stand-up set at the 9th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert in New York City, Davidson joked about the public’s fascination with him by presenting a new theory about why women find him attractive.
“There seems to be a curiosity about me, is what my friends tell me,” the Saturday Night Live comedian said, per Us Weekly. Within the past four years, Davidson has been linked to Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley, Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Dynevor, Kim Kardashian, and most recently, Emily Ratajkowski.
He then began to compare himself to the cluster of discount DVDs one might find at a 7-Eleven, citing cinematic treasures like Predator 2, Shrek Forever After, and Tropic Thunder.
Davidson joked that a “classic” like Tropic Thunder “doesn’t belong in the trash,” and the same could be said for himself. “I’m Tropic Thunder. I’m the diamond in the trash,” he said. “It’s a steal.”