Things got heated and disrespectful during a George Lopez stand-up comedy show in Phoenix over the weekend.
Apparently, a woman in the audience was offended by one of Lopez's racially-charged jokes, which sparked a confrontation that led to Lopez calling the woman a “b***h,” The Huffington Post reports.
“There are only two rules in the Latino family. Don’t marry somebody black, and don’t park in front of our house,” Lopez said during his set, to which the woman responded by raising her middle finger to him.
Video footage shows Lopez lost his cool as he began shouting, “Sit your f***ing a** down!”
“I’m talking, b***h,” Lopez said during his profanity-laced rant. “Sit your f***ing a** down. You paid to see a show. Sit your a** down. You can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong motherf***ing place... So, sit your f***ing a** down or get the f**k out of here.”
“You got two choices,” he continued. “Shut the f**k up, or get the f**k out. I’ll tell you what: I’ll make the choice for you. Get the f**k out of here. I’ll make the choice for you. Bye. Bye. Bye.”
Eventually, the woman and her friends vacated their seats and exited the show.
“Four seats just opened up front,” Lopez said upon their departure.
While comedians are often known for making explicit and offensive jokes, racial tensions are extremely high right now. It becomes increasingly difficult to find that type of humor funny when the president of your country is literally signing racist executive orders to keep certain ethnicities out.
Lopez clearly struck a nerve with the woman in the audience, which is understandable given the sensitive subject matter; however, his tirade went way too far.
The woman probably should have just walked out of the show once she got offended instead of using a disrespectful gesture to illustrate her disapproval, but Lopez calling her such a derogatory term for women while continuing to heckle and embarrass her was uncalled for.
His lack of composure actually resembles behavior often shown by President Donald Trump, which is ironic considering that the comedian has previously expressed strong opposition our new POTUS, and even turned down an invitation to perform at his inauguration.
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