VIDEO: Comedian George Lopez Booed off Stage After Trump Jokes Flop at Gala
Akin to many of his peers in Hollywood, comedian George Lopez suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome, “A mental dysfunction causing those detractors with hateful thoughts and feelings about Donald Trump to go unhinged.” Lopez’s illness didn’t let up recently, as the comedian was booed off stage and escorted out of a gala after his jokes about President Trump fell flat.
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Emmy award winner Chris Palente tweeted this out but later took it down:
— Chris Parente (@chrisparente) October 8, 2017
New York Post reported on the Lopez disaster:
An attendee at the event — where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes — commented on a YouTube video that “George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K.” But “George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.”
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.”
When the audience did not respond well, he quipped, “Are you El Chapo people?” in reference to the drug kingpin who has used tunnels to evade authorities.
After bombing his set, Lopez was escorted from the Carousel Ball.