George Lopez Under Fire for Racist Joke

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment, News

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On Saturday, George Lopez delivered a racially charged joke at his Phoenix standup comedy show. Lopez stated, “There are still two rules in a Latino family: don’t marry someone black and don’t park in front of our house.”

Immediately following the joke, a woman sitting near the stage began to flip Lopez off. Angered by the woman’s reaction, Lopez directed a series of obscenities at her. “You can’t take a joke you’re in the wrong motherfucking place,” Lopez yelled. “You have two choices: shut the fuck up or get the fuck out.”

Lopez’ tantrum has since prompted a number of online open discussions about racism in comedy.