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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 @ 02:03 PM
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I miss George.....Carlin.
No one did any topic as well as George.




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I liked Bill Hicks as well.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Terminal1
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...


LOL! I've never heard Hillwilliam before. That's funny.

-dex



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.


He thinks all that money buys censorship , and it does.

Wonder who he payed in the crowd to help rally the audience into booing Lopez?
edit on 15-10-2017 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: pavil

Yeah, it's annoying that the video starts so late but this is the only copy I found so far but regardless, he wasn't booed off stage. His joke, whatever it was, clearly political, fell flat but that's the life of a comedian. Happens all the time, even to the best. And this wasn't even a club, just some kind of charity dinner. So at the end of the day, this is a non story.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Yeah, I will say it: I have always considered that George Lopez is a racist.

It is more than just political.

He makes latinos look like idiots.




edit on 15-10-2017 by Fowlerstoad because: i always edit. whatever I say first always needs editing .... always



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: seasonal


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

Fascinating.



What's fascinating is lefties like you think walls are racist, yet now try to argue the difference between ethnicity and race.

Lol.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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how about the charity take some responsibility know who their biggest backers are and hire an appropriate act/emcee for their fundraiser



originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: DexterRiley
It's just comedy. We all need to lighten up and laugh at ourselves from time to time.

It's also ironic that the people who most cry foul about political correctness are the ones dictating to a comedian what is not politically correct to talk about on stage.


-dex


In some ways I agree with you but, maybe just maybe a comedian at a charity function should think about the charity. Not a bright idea to anger the donors no matter what their political persuasion might be. Wallets tend to snap shut when people are angry. That goes for both sides of the political aisle. Don't make jokes about Democrats or Republicans. You are bound to pi$$ off a potential donor and the charity suffers because you just had to go there and couldn't leave it alone.

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: research100
how about the charity take some responsibility know who their biggest backers are and hire an appropriate act/emcee for their fundraiser



originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: DexterRiley
It's just comedy. We all need to lighten up and laugh at ourselves from time to time.

It's also ironic that the people who most cry foul about political correctness are the ones dictating to a comedian what is not politically correct to talk about on stage.


-dex


In some ways I agree with you but, maybe just maybe a comedian at a charity function should think about the charity. Not a bright idea to anger the donors no matter what their political persuasion might be. Wallets tend to snap shut when people are angry. That goes for both sides of the political aisle. Don't make jokes about Democrats or Republicans. You are bound to pi$$ off a potential donor and the charity suffers because you just had to go there and couldn't leave it alone.


Read my subsequent posts. I actually said the charity made a mistake by having Lopez as the emcee and should have gotten someone else.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: TheWhiteKnight



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


Australia had Paul Hogan (aka Crocodile Dundee) in The Paul Hogan Show and there was another series called Bizarre.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
Trump must not be a hot joke source with the juvenile diabetes donor crowd. A donor, Greg Maffei, who donated big bucks was offended by the jokes and George was asked to stop, but he did not.


Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.
We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.
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George still thought Trump was good material, along with white privilege and racist jokes about the boarder wall being built. Cheap jokes for a very expensive charity event- $5,000-$100,000 per table. Know your audience.


We’re told that Lopez responded to Maffei, “Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men.”

Trying to recover and sensing the audience turn, 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.”

We’re told 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.”


George said he did his routine, but sources at the event said he was escorted off stage.
Tried mixing Mexican alcohol with 20th century American literature last night. Ended up with tequila mockingbird.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

He's a lousy comedian anyway.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Yeah, he's waiting on word if he takes over "The Celebrity Apprentice."

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