George Lopez gets booed for anti-Trump jokes at gala, then things REALLY go downhill

If there’s one thing we’ve found out for sure during that era of Trump, it’s that liberals are willing to make anything political. While some Americans look to sports, music, or Hollywood for a mini escape from the real world, all they receive in return are political lectures.

At this point, you can’t listen to Eminem, watch the NFL, or take in an awards show without being inundated with liberal narratives.

Despite this, there should be some events where political ramblings are off limits. To most, a charity gala benefiting children with diabetes would be the kind of event where political differences get pushed to the side for just one night. Sadly enough, comedian George Lopez doesn’t seem to agree, and opted to go political during his time on stage. However, he probably didn’t get the reaction he was hoping for.

From Page Six:

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.

Instead of stopping, Lopez dug himself an even deeper hole:

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.”

You can watch it here:

Afterwards, Lopez left the stage and wasn’t heard from again:

Lopez then announced a video segment — but he did not return to the stage, and a local newscaster took over the hosting duties.

TV host Chris Parente posted on Twitter, “big controversy: host of HUGE charity #CarouselBall, @georgelopez, makes political comments about Trump, drops f-bomb and is escorted out.” But a source close to the comedian insisted to Page Six that Lopez’s segment was “only supposed to be four minutes,” even though he was listed as the night’s emcee.

Clearly, the audience was justifiably upset with the routine. Despite the admirable cause, Lopez couldn’t set the politics aside for one night. If Lopez can’t think up a routine that doesn’t insult half the country, he probably isn’t much of a comedian to begin with. Hopefully, those looking to book him in the future learned a lesson from this.

[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]

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