January 6th, 2019 – George Lopez caused quite a bit of controversy this morning after making a joke about taking up an alleged bounty on Donald Trump. The comedian has long been a critic of the president, but the assassination comedy is a new form.
An Instagram account called Chicano Worldstar posted an unverified claim last night saying that Iranian authorities offered an $80 million reward for Trump’s “head” during a eulogy for Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Lopez commented on the post saying “We’ll do it for half.”
By morning, his short reply had gained traction and Lopez’s name, along with “arrest George Lopez,” “Ted Nugent,” and “secret service” began trending on Twitter. While most people haven’t praised the joke, many did call out the hypocrisy of conservatives who were angered by Lopez but unfazed when Ted Nugent told Barack Obama to “suck on my machine gun.”
Trumpers are outraged over comedian George Lopez’s joke-Trumpers want PC comedy when it comes to their side but applaud non comedians like Ted Nugent who called for killing President Obama who was then later rewarded for threatening Obama by being welcomed to Trump White House pic.twitter.com/40BDg3O0jz
Still, defenders of the president (such as the super serious duo of Diamond and Silk) are taking the bounty joke seriously and calling for Lopez to apologize and be investigated by the secret service the same way Nugent was back in 2012.
Lopez hasn’t addressed the controversy directly but his representatives told Fox News that the reply was “a joke.” As of this posting, the comment has received nearly 3,000 likes on Instagram and almost 1,000 replies.
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