If there’s one negative thing that the Trump presidency has wrought upon America, it’s the death of comedy. Honestly, it’s not like the industry/practice was doing too great to begin with, seeing how nearly all comedy is dominated by leftists, but still.
What we’re witnessing now is similar to what happened under Bush, but about ten times worse. It’s impossible to watch any show, movie, or see a comic without being inundated with anti-Trump hatred. And it’s not at all in good fun, as they aren’t joking when they talk down to conservatives or the president. One of the worst abusers of overly-political, hateful “comedy” is George Lopez, a Mexican-American with a bone to pick with those of us on the Right.
As reported at Page Six, at a fundraiser gala to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes last week, “comedian” George Lopez was booed of stage, as his performance was laden with trash talk about Trump and his supporters.
Lopez’s meltdown began after Trump supporter and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000, but also requested that Lopez lay off the overly political jokes. Lopez didn’t care for what Maffel said or that he just gave a tremendous amount of money to a great cause.
He responded to Maffel’s request with the disgusting remark, “Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men.”
An attendee at the event — where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes — commented on a YouTube video that “George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K.” But “George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.”
After realizing the crowd wasn’t too pleased with the direction things were going, Lopez said, “Listen, it’s about the kids . . . I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.”
Says the man whose made a living doing “comedy” and television by emphasizing his Mexican-ness in America. Yes, those white people sure are evil. So much in fact that they’ve paid you millions to depict what it’s like to be a Mexican-American in this country.
Is this guy really that deluded? Does he not have a shred of self-awareness? The white people he was bashing explicitly chose to pay him more than the average American earns in a year, just to stand on stage for a single night. And he wants to rant about their privilege and act like some kind of victim, like the evil “white man” is keeping everyone down.
Lopez also told a joke about Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, saying, “I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn’t crush the tunnels underneath.”
When the audience didn’t laugh, he quipped, “Are you El Chapo people?” referring to the drug lord who’s routinely used tunnels to smuggle drugs into the US. After multiple jokes fell flat, Lopez finally introduced a video that was part of the event, then left the stage, never to return. A local newscaster took over hosting duties in his absence.
In the aftermath, tv host Chris Parente posted on Twitter, “big controversy: host of HUGE charity #CarouselBall, @georgelopez, makes political comments about Trump, drops f-bomb and is escorted out.” But a source close to the comedian insisted to Page Six that Lopez’s segment was “only supposed to be four minutes,” even though he was listed as the night’s emcee.
Talk about damage control. He was supposed to host, was terrible, then ran away with his tail between his legs. I’m sure he’ll blame the white man and Trump supporters for this incident while laughing all the way to the bank.
Source: Page Six