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George Lopez booed off stage after Trump/White Privilege jokes flop at gala

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

George is no Pryor or Murphy.

George is not funny.




posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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Maybe people are just tired of hearing about it all, whether they like Trump or not, care about racism or not etc. It has been coming from all directions all the time since he was elected. It's literally everywhere, you can't not hear about it daily. Here on ATS is a good example of that. So when people go to a movie, stand up comedy show or some other form of entertainment they are usually looking for an escape from reality for a bit so they can unwind and enjoy themselves. When it gets to the point where there is no escape from the constant bombardment of it people are going to react like his crowd did.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

i never did find him funny.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

I think I understand...sort of like a race debit card, or perhaps
a go-fund-me racism account.

You get to do this only if you match the race you are stealing from, borrowing against,
deprecating, defecating on, and they love you regardless, because you are one of their own.

To me, he is an uncle tom. That's the worst sort of racism, but it's somehow embraced.

I did find his MO noteworthy.

Do what you're good at, I guess, and hope it pays.

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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I think I understand...sort of like a race debit card.

I don't really understand the metaphor. But I'll go with it.



You only get a racial debit card if you match the race you are stealing from, deprecating, and they love you regardless, because you are one of their own.

I think the racial debit card works for any person of color. If I recall correctly, Latinos and Blacks seem to be able to talk about one another as well, within reason. And of course they talk about white people.

If done properly, the racial debit card can be used in some cases by white people.

Jeff Foxworthy makes fun of Red Necks. It seems to me that's as racist a subject as George Lopez uses. Isn't it? Red Necks and Hillbillies stereotypes taken to the extreme are funny.



To me, he is an uncle tom. That's the worst sort of racism, but it's somehow embraced.

One man's Uncle Tom is another man's favorite celebrity.

Harry Belafonte called Colin Powell a "House Slave" in 2002 because he was working for George W. Bush. I was not a fan of "W" but I felt General Colin Powell was the best example of a black man that had risen to the heights of the white man's world. Someone to be revered and imitated.

Do you consider those other comedians who banked on racial stereotypes to be "Uncle Toms?" Or is that label reserved just for George Lopez?

-dex



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: DexterRiley

George is no Pryor or Murphy.

George is not funny.


I've only seen him a couple of times. I found him to be funny. Maybe I just caught him on a good day.

-dex



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:28 PM
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Did I miss the video of the event on here? Just in case I did, here it is ......








posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: Khaleesi

I understand your point. And certainly that would have been the more pragmatic approach on George's part.

However, I'm pretty sure George Lopez is known for this type of humor as being at the core of his routine. Wouldn't it have been better for the charity to book a more politically benign comedian?

George Lopez got some great coverage and he is laughing all the way to the bank. Just like Stephen Colbert did after the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

-dex


Oh, most definitely the charity made a mistake in my opinion. At the very least, you would think they would have made it clear to him, in the contract to stay away from politics. Better yet, book someone more politically benign, as you put it.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: TheWhiteKnight

Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx did the same thing. That is, pushing racial stereotypes to the extreme. These men were revered in most of the black community, they certainly weren't considered self-loathing racists. Although some of the old folks didn't hold with his prolific use of the N-word.

In fact the image I get from your example is so extreme, I know it's fiction. Latinos know it's fiction, and they're well aware of the Latino racial stereotypes. I can't speak for their community, but I assume they probably find his over-the-top racist humor to be funny.

-dex

Pull up! Pull Up!

The big difference here is that Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx were actually funny. Gods of comedy, you might say. Pryor a bit more that Foxx. Not even in the same UNIVERSE as Lopez.

That being said, stand-up comedy is a tricky thing. One comedian can tell one joke that would KILL with a certain audience, but the same joke may mail miserably with a different comedian, or a different audience, or even a different point in time. Fickle thing, comedy.

Some comedians (ahem) lazily assume that there is a common denominator in an audience when no such common denominator exists. Well, that and the fact that some comedians are just not that funny.

Although I do agree that comedy, in general, has to absolutely be free to cover ANY subject, the bottom line is, the audience is the ultimate judge, and if a comic fails, it's ALWAYS the comic's responsibility, and never the audience's.






posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

Pull up! Pull Up!

The big difference here is that Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx were actually funny. Gods of comedy, you might say. Pryor a bit more that Foxx. Not even in the same UNIVERSE as Lopez.

That being said, stand-up comedy is a tricky thing. One comedian can tell one joke that would KILL with a certain audience, but the same joke may mail miserably with a different comedian, or a different audience, or even a different point in time. Fickle thing, comedy.

Some comedians (ahem) lazily assume that there is a common denominator in an audience when no such common denominator exists. Well, that and the fact that some comedians are just not that funny.

Although I do agree that comedy, in general, has to absolutely be free to cover ANY subject, the bottom line is, the audience is the ultimate judge, and if a comic fails, it's ALWAYS the comic's responsibility, and never the audience's.


For some reason you sound like you know what you're talking about.


I'm not super familiar with George Lopez style. I've seen him for a few minutes a couple of times. I recall that I laughed, so I must have found him entertaining for those few minutes. Beyond that I can't defend his comedic talents.

At this point I'm figuring that Mr. Lopez went into this with the thought of generating controversy. He succeeded. Let's see where it goes from here. I don't think we've heard the last of this.


-dex



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:50 AM
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Just because it's loud and in Spanish, doesn't mean it's funny George Lopez.

Always has been a hack, propagating negative racist stereotypes for profit at the expense of his own culture.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:14 AM
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Yes I never thought of him as being funny,he spent his career making fun of hispanics,and his depiction on his TV show,don't these liberals understand that normal people don't act as rude and lame in public,they keep opinions to themselves



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 05:30 AM
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a reply to: Groot

Doesn't look like he was booed off stage at all to me. The title is clearly bunkum...

However, it does look like he was totally bombing; completely unfunny and a terrible public speaker.
He was low energy, wasn't engaging the crowd at all, had terrible delivery and timing and, when he couldn't work out what was coming up next, he was totally unable to ad-lib and was just fumbling around and muttering.

If I'd booked the guy I'd be more annoyed that he was completely incompetent, rather than that he was telling such weak 'jokes'.

I presume the white privilege remark was an attempt at 'spontaneous witticism'. If that's indicative of his ability to come up with pithy, humorous repartee on the fly then I think he ought to just stick to reading off a cue card in future.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

So a billionaire bribed an audience to boo someone mocking Trump? Shades of George Soros! I guess right wing protesters can be bought too!



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 08:33 AM
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Y'all taking this personal and crapping on George are hilarious.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Hey watch it with the talk of hillbillys!!

I am in their country so I consider myself a hillwilliam because I am more sophisticated...






posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: seasonal


Maybe people are getting sick of hearing about politics and so called white privilege.
People are quick to say don't stereo type others yet the term white privilege itself is stereo typing. I wasn't born with any privilege but feel like I am being included in all the B.S. We had a two seated outhouse growing up. Try taking a dump in one of them when its 15 below. Is that what people are talking about when they speak of white privilege?
I'm turning into the get off my lawn guy.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

The wife and I used to love him. His racial jokes were funny in 2009, if you "get" the latin culture.

Now...its unfunny. Hes not jovial, he's angry. That makes terrible comedy. And he is spouting some of the same crap that Mexican seperatists in California are. His latest show on Netflix is a big flop with the folks I know. It looks like he's passed his prime.

Dave Chappelle on the other hand....he came back and drop 2 shows that were pure fire on Netflix. He's kept his stuff relevant. George Lopez has gone Olberman.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

I agree.

Anytime a group of people make a specific universal claim about a group based on their ethnicity it is racism.

But some how that does not apply to white is the corporate controlled media. Wonder why?



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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Some responding here have missed the point of the OP.

The point is not the relatively crappy comedy of a D-lister like Lopez.

The point is that “real America” does’t like anything anti-Trump and certainly not anything pointing out “White privilege.”



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