Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson has accepted the apology The League actor Steve Rannazzisi issued earlier today, after confessing that he lied about escaping from the Twin Towers on 9/11. Davidson lost his father in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Take it easy on @SteveRannazzisi ... He reached out to me and is truly sorry. We all sometimes lie and exaggerate a story to seem cooler ...— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) September 16, 2015
..Unfortunately this is a very touchy topic n very near n dear 2 peoples hearts.Its years later but he apologized n owned up 2 it like a man— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) September 16, 2015
Meanwhile, FX has issued a statement addressing Rannazzisi's actions.
"We are disappointed to learn that Steve Rannazzisi lied about being in the World Trade Center on 9/11. It is upsetting that he would fabricate a story about having survived that horrible tragedy. It is also unfortunate that he did not admit to the truth sooner. That said, we believe Steve is sincere in his apology and will do everything he can to make amends moving forward," the statement reads.
FX will not be pulling The League. The seventh and final season will continue to air on Wednesday at 10/9c.
Comedy Central, which has scheduled Rannazzisi's stand-up special Breaking Dad for Saturday, is currently deciding whether to air it.
Video: Steve Rannazzisi confesses to lying about 9/11 escape experience