Another day, another social media war over a comedian’s politically incorrect stage rant. This time around, it’s George Lopez who is the offending jokester — and Twitter is ablaze with debate when the performer’s name emerged as a top trending topic for the day.
During a standup gig in Phoenix on Tuesday night, Lopez made a joke about the two rules in a Latino family: “Don’t marry somebody black and don’t park in front of our house.”
A black woman in the front row responded by flipping off Lopez, which caused the comedian to become unglued.
“”I’m talking, b—-,” he hissed. ” You paid to see a show, sit your ass down. You can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong motherf—–g place. Sit your ass down or get the f— out of here.”
The crowd applauded Lopez for his rant, but incident proved to be divisive on Twitter. Some sided with Lopez and tweeted the usual mantra from the comedy community that states that society is too PC and needs to get a thicker skin. Other people just think Lopez isn’t all that funny. And sprinkled through it all were some tweets from Trump supporters who are always ready to pile on a celebrity caught in a controversy. Some even panicked when they saw his name trending, assuming the comedian was dead. Watch Lopez go nuclear in the clip below and judge for yourself and see what everyone is saying:
— Jose NAF ???” (@FlakoTaco) February 8, 2017
“if you can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong place.” -george lopez, while not telling jokes for a full minute.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) February 8, 2017
— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) February 8, 2017
— ??'”Hope???- (@believingher) February 8, 2017
— Steve Hirsch (@Stevenwhirsch99) February 8, 2017
George Lopez wrong for the B word but that’s it. She rude for getting up while he performing . Y’all need to learn how to take a joke ????
— Jay G™ (@jay_g__) February 8, 2017
*Dave Chapelle makes a joke about Hispanic people*
Black people: LMFAOOOOOOOOO
— ️ (@LCtrey5_) February 8, 2017
How do people always miss the point of shit? The problem wasn’t the joke that George Lopez told, it’s the way he berated the audience member
— Chris ???? (@ErebodyH8zChris) February 8, 2017
My Mexican parents never told me that I couldn’t marry a Black guy. Thanks for keeping the stereotype alive George Lopez while making money.
— Irma Hinojosa ???????? (@latinaafortrump) February 8, 2017
i saw that george lopez was trending and i thought he died and i cried a lil but it’s ight he not dead
— ang (@angelinafarinel) February 8, 2017
Me after seeing why George Lopez is trending pic.twitter.com/ZjLCtPQZzr
— Springtown Product (@taylormaden81) February 8, 2017