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

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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Snarky today.



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




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


I heard him say, after some sort of reflection, that he concluded he was contributing to race problems with his comedy. But I didn't agree. Only the very uptight got offended by his race comedy.



Yes but at the same time, such comedy can "create the climate" for other race problems to grow. Eventually the jokes go too far, someone says the "wrong" thing to the wrong person. It's a fine line to walk and the fall from that line is spectacular when it happens, as we now see. Very few comedians are able to walk that tightrope.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: pavil

Dave KKK comedy. Its was funny......but then he understood some to take it to mean that blacks were as racist as whites anyway and then it was not so funny to him anymore. He like did a double entendre to himself but didnt catch the second half until it was to late. That skit wasn't his idea anyway, little known fact. He may have felt clowned into demonstrating reverse racism.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Snarky? Not at all. You try to put words in my virtual mouth, I pointed it out, and spit them back out.

Really? So ethnicity and race is the same thing in your personal definition?

Fascinating.


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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I suppose ethnicity and race are all open to comments that are racist. In this particular situation it seems "white privilege" is an umbrella of basing some sort of advantage that is universally given to "whites" based om how they look. This is a term that liberals are ok with.
And yes it is racist.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: Logarock

Dave Chappelle does a great job of walking on the edge. You have to skewer everyone or else it comes off wrong.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


I heard him say, after some sort of reflection, that he concluded he was contributing to race problems with his comedy. But I didn't agree. Only the very uptight got offended by his race comedy.



Yeah, thats why he disappeared.

I don't think he is right, however. He was an opportunity for us to laugh at how ridiculous we all are. Its just freaking skin and melanin, you know? And it causes all these issues.

Human cannot claim to be rational. We are rife with irrational behavior and actions.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

He wasn't booed off stage, well from the video I watched. Sure, it looks like his joke fell flat but he wasn't booed off. He tried to introduce the next act, or speaker, or w/e, but he didn't have the card to tell who was up next. Then he said thank you very much and the audience clapped.




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: seasonal

He wasn't booed off stage, well from the video I watched. Sure, it looks like his joke fell flat but he wasn't booed off. He tried to introduce the next act, or speaker, or w/e, but he didn't have the card to tell who was up next. Then he said thank you very much and the audience clapped.



That video seems to be after his Trump jokes.... It's the messy aftermath of that. He realizes he went too far and then drops the white privilege comment as he works his way out of it. He was supposed to be the Emcee for the whole event.....he never returned back.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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That may be your definition of the term.

Racism usually involves a power dynamic. The fact of what is referred to by “White privilege” can result in racism, surely.

The observation that the vast number of those in control of the government, business, industry, academia etc. are rich, White men, is not racist however, merely factual.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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Ah. So the OP was simply misleading.

Good work.

edit on 15-10-2017 by Gryphon66 because: Notes



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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Observation.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Correct.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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I'm just going by what the original article stated. The video seems to happen after the jokes and booing, as claimed in the article. Lopez sure looks in damage control mode by the time of the video and still does the white privilege parting shot. That leads me to think the gist of the original articles I read are for the most part true.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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Perhaps. He wasn’t “escorted off stage” because of audience upheaval, however.

Comedy routines flop sometimes.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: pavil

Perhaps. He wasn’t “escorted off stage” because of audience upheaval, however.

Comedy routines flop sometimes.


Maybe....but his "oh yeah I'll be back later" comment seems to indicate he was cut short and was being "moved along". It's something a charity would do once they see it's bombing.

He never came back as was promoted as the Emcee of the event, not just an opening act.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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That’s true enough from what I can see, good point.

However the reaction isn’t due to White privilege or pro-Trumpism ... it’s due to the fact that Lopez is a hack.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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Poor choice of jokes to type of audience, that's for sure.

Calling out rich people for perceived things at a Charity event....what could go wrong?

He's a seasoned comic too, you'd think he'd know better.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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Lopez is an a**hole and possibly the "unfunniest" a**hole on the planet.

As with most celebrities, no one cares what he thinks.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Gryphon66

Poor choice of jokes to type of audience, that's for sure.

Calling out rich people for perceived things at a Charity event....what could go wrong?

He's a seasoned comic too, you'd think he'd know better.


I think there’s a reason he’s doing benefits for juvenile diabetes charities.




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