George Lopez has found himself in the crosshairs of conservative pundits and MAGA-loving peeps after making a joke that actually took a swipe at his own people. After a popular Instagram account shared the news that an unknown person announced an $80 million bounty on President Donald Trump’s head, Lopez dropped the joke in the comments section.
Chicano Worldstar posted a video where the alleged claim by a person delivering a eulogy at Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s funeral and was said to be heard on Iran state television.
This was first reported by news editor M. Hanif Jazayeri, who wrote via a tweet, “OMG! Iran’s regime just announced an $80 million bounty for anyone who brings the head of @realDonaldTrump for killing Soleimani. PS: Iran’s ppl however are overjoyed at Soleimani’s death. As the #IranProtests have shown, they long for an end to the mullahs’ tyranny #FreeIran2020.”
It should be made clear that this bounty claim doesn’t appear to be announced or endorsed by Iranian top officials as of yet but it’s still getting coverage as if it’s true.
As Chicano Worldstar wrote:
#Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American President Donald Trump’s head during the televised funeral of General #QasemSoleimani after he was assassinated last week. What are your thoughts?
On the page, Lopez’s response was clear as day.
“We’ll do it for half,” Lopez said, with the Mexican-American comedian clearly taking a dig at his own people. However, the MAGA Nation is taking the joke as a serious threat and has been crying like petulant children online as evidenced by some of the publications and outlets that lean to the right side of things. We decided not to dignify them with a link.
We’ve got the responses, mostly digging at the reaction to the joke, below.
MAGA Supporters Offended By George Lopez’s President Trump Iran Bounty Joke was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Sick:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 6, 2020
George Lopez just publicly said he would kill the President of the United States for 40 million dollars
Why are Hollywood leftists obsessed with killing the president?
Hey, @SecretService — this might be worth looking into
RT so they can’t ignore!
not these crackers calling George Lopez a terrorist for saying a regular ass Mexican joke😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/w7aINLJ1Iz— ya wey (@BlFLEXUAL) January 6, 2020
Trump fans want George Lopez locked up for his comment but they didn’t want Trump locked up after he sexually assaulted those women? pic.twitter.com/Cgh5Vhrd3w— King Juwan (@KingTrillaX) January 6, 2020
let me bring this back in case you guys think George Lopez cares 😂 pic.twitter.com/wL7iL5Nweu— luc-eee (@luz_mariiii) January 6, 2020
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— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 6, 2020
George Lopez on his way to the Whitehouse like pic.twitter.com/N54WGLdkHk— mrengels (@mrengelsYT) January 6, 2020
Ted nugent: imma kill obama and Hillary!— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) January 6, 2020
Maga folks: HELL YEA!
George Lopez: "we'll do it for half"
Maga folks : pic.twitter.com/7nhXCfXCXX
MAGAts frequently excuse trump, who is NOT a comedian, for saying the most outrageous things by saying "oh, he was just joking."— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 6, 2020
Also MAGAts: Livid because George Lopez, an ACTUAL comedian, told an actual joke about doing the $80M hit job for half.
Maga snowflakes,— Covie (@covie_93) January 6, 2020
Your guy is about to start a war. He's on twitter threatening to commit war crimes. The iraqi parliament voted to expel US troops. Every major city in the US is on high alert.
But sure, let's discuss George Lopez joking abt Mexicans doing a job for half price.