Comedian George Lopez was reportedly booed off the stage at a charity event last week after he soured the crowd with a number of anti-Trump jokes.
Lopez, a proud Mexican and liberal, has made his opposition to President Donald Trump very clear. But according to Page Six, Lopez' outspoken liberalism made him the target at a gala in Denver earlier this month.
The gala was organized to benefit juvenile diabetes and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Page Six reports that tables for the event sold for between $5,000 to $100,000. One large donor, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, who reportedly donated $250,000 and supports Trump, asked Lopez to steer clear of anti-Trump jokes.
But Lopez refused — and the crowd made their feelings heard loud and clear.
What did the comedian say?
According to Page Six, one attendee said: "George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K. George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed."
Lopez even directed a joke at Maffei: "Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men."
Page Six also reported that Lopez made a joke about Trump's proposed border wall: "I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn’t crush the tunnels underneath."
Did Lopez get the message?
According to reports, Lopez finally relented — but added one final joke.
"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," he reportedly said.
Lopez later left the stage, and a local television anchor took over the hosting duties. Lopez was listed as the event's emcee.