Pete Davidson supported the WGA writers' strike by handing out pizza to protestors: 'No shows without the writers'
Pete Davidson was seen handing out pizza at a writers' strike protest on Friday.
The Writers Guild of America is striking after failing to reach a deal with studios on pay.
As a result of the strike, Davidson's May 6 hosting gig on "SNL" was cancelled.
Pete Davidson lent his support to the Writers Guild of America by handing out pizza to protestors in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood on Friday.
The strike started on May 2 after the WGA was unable to come to an agreement with production studios in regards to writers' wages. The strike will not end until the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reach an agreement. The writers' last strike in 2007 lasted more than three months.
Twitter user @_elkue captured Davidson bringing the pizza to the protest in a video posted on Twitter.
—Liam Quigley (@_elkue) May 5, 2023
"Got to support the writers man," Davidson said in the video. "No shows without the writers."
According to Davidson, the pies were from L&B Spumoni Gardens. Some Twitter users approved of Davidson's choice in pizza place, with one calling it the "best pizza in New York" and another calling Spumoni Gardens the "goat."
His appearance at the protests comes just days after the May 6 episode of "SNL" — which he was set to host — was canceled because of the strike, per the The Hollywood Reporter.
Davidson discussed the possibility of a writers' strike affecting his "SNL" appearance on "The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last month.
"Of course that would happen to me," Davidson joked.
Davidson is not the first celebrity to be spotted joining the protestors in support of the WGA.
According to Men's Journal, Rob Lowe, Natasha Lyonne, Cynthia Nixon, and Ike Barinholtz have all been spotted protesting.
At the Greenpoint protest, Davidson was pictured with Judah Miller, the Emmy-nominated executive producer and showrunner of Davidson's new Peacock show, "Bupkis."
"Bupkis" is a fictionalized version of the Davidson's real life. Edie Falco plays his mom, Amy, and Joe Pesci plays his grandfather, Joe Larocca.
"I literally casted people everybody loves, so if you hate me, you're like, 'Oh, there's Joe Pesci. It's fine,'" Davidson also told Fallon in April.
"Bupkis" is currently streaming on Peacock.
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