Comedian George Lopez Uses Diabetes Fundraiser To Bash Trump, Crowd QUICKLY Shuts Him Down
Actor and comedian George Lopez reportedly used a charity hosting position to repeatedly bash President Donald Trump at the Carousel Ball for the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.
A report by Page Six says Lopez was scheduled to be the emcee for the event, but was booed and later escorted out of the venue following a politically-laced rant.
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.
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.”
After Maffei encouraged the comedian to stop, Lopez reportedly brushed off the request:
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.”
A few of Lopez’s jokes fell completely flat:
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 Continue reading