George Lopez Forced Off Stage For Controversial Statements About President Trump

October 16, 2017Oct 16, 2017

Comedian George Lopez, known for his ABC television show "George Lopez," was having a good night telling jokes for an event to raise money for the Barbara David Center for Diabetes. But then, after a Donald Trump joke fell flat with the crowd, things quickly turned, according to Fox News

Apparently, Lopez joked that Maffei, a white man who had just donated $250,000 to the event, should be thanked for changing his opinion on old white men. This joke was a bit distasteful, but nothing to anger the audience. Then came the statement: "But it doesn't change the way I feel about orange men." 

Lopez quickly sensed that the audience didn't find the joke funny. So he tried to recover, saying, “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.”

The comedian then began making fun of President Trump's border wall. To this joke, too, the audience didn't seem to be responding well. When the audience wasn't responding well, he asked the crowd, "Are you El Chapo people?" 

This is when Lopez announced an upcoming video segment. He left the stage and never came back. A local newscaster was then expected to take over hosting duties after it was realized that the comedian would not be returning to finish his act to the angry audience.

Lopez also caused controversy over the summer after he mockingly remarked that President Trump should not deport illegal citizens, but should rather deport the police. 

"The Trump Administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safe...You wanna make the streets safer deport the police," said the comedian. 

After saying that President Trump should deport the police, he tried to write it off as a joke, saying that it was all a "misunderstanding." 

George Lopez is one of many comedians who have made President Trump the main subject of their jokes, in an effort to undermine the popularity of the president. Perhaps most notably, Stephen Colbert has been criticized for what many consider to be unfunny jokes about the president. 

Recently Colbert made headlines after making a Nazi gesture live on air. During an episode of the "Late Show," Colbert repeatedly made the Nazi gesture while referencing Trump, thereby equating the president with Hitler, a man who played a critical role in starting WWII and committing attempted genocide against the Jews, a people group that Trump's son-in-law is a part of.

So far, George Lopez has not commented about why he left during his performance. 

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