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George Lopez: I was fired because I'm brown!
TMZ ^ | 8/11/2011 | TMZ STAFF

Posted on 08/11/2011 7:10:39 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk

George Lopez wasn't afraid to talk about show getting canceled on "Lopez Tonight" yesterday -- but he told the crowd that he was being fired because of the color of his skin.

Lopez -- whose voice was featured in the "Smurfs" movie -- was talking about how Sony has greenlit a "Smurfs" sequel during his monologue ... and quipped, "So today I lost some work because I'm brown, but I got some work because I'm blue!"

Is Lopez REALLY blaming race ... or was he just trying to crack a bad joke?

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KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; fired; george; jorgelaraza; laraza; lopez
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This guy is probably being serious. I don't think he is joking. He would rather kid himself by falling back on the old "they are firing me because I am Hispanic" card than admit that he is an unfunny no talent hack.

When does his plane leave for Canada?

1 posted on 08/11/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

....Because you’re brown?

If you say so.....


2 posted on 08/11/2011 7:11:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

“So long”, er...”Adios” to that loser.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 7:12:18 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
He's whined about being discriminated against for his race before.

Its easier than admitting he's not funny.

4 posted on 08/11/2011 7:13:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Lopez’s ONLY claim to fame is being able to make his eyes as big as saucers while cracking a lame joke and waiting for the obligatory laughter.

somebody tell me I’m wrong about this.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 7:14:01 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Sans-Culotte

How about the fact that you did not have the viewers to support what advertisers wanted. Move to Telemundo and see if you get viewers there. No one requires that you only work on one network.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

He committed the mortal sin of comedy.

He wasn’t funny and his nonstop mugging for the cameras couldn’t conceal the fact.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Not because you're brown, George.

Because you're a humorless racist rumpswab.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 7:14:31 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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9 posted on 08/11/2011 7:14:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
George Lopez: I was fired because I'm brown!

Wow! I didn't see that one coming! /sarc

10 posted on 08/11/2011 7:15:21 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

He was hired because he was brown.. he was fired because he isn’t funny.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 7:15:31 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: skeeter
Anybody asking if he thinks he was hired for the same reason?
12 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:43 AM PDT by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

How many shows has this guy had that’s been axed over the last few years?

It seems he’s been canned more times than second rate tuna.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:06 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
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To: Hammerhead

I’ve seen his routine. I couldn’t even sit through 5 minutes of it. He is terrible and I just don’t get how he has gotten as far as he has!


14 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:11 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: RatRipper

Obamas set at getting race wars going and hollywood will help....not a concern of peoples lifes for doing so.


15 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:52 AM PDT by caww
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

You got fired because young people are doing other things at midnight. And us old people think you suck. Sorry G—you used to be funny.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: Hammerhead

I agree with you. You are so right. He is definitely funny...looking.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:32 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

“When does his plane leave for Canada?”

Has anyone told this twit that Canada is starting a right turn too? That only leaves him with that cesspool south of the border to return to.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Uh, no George... you were fired because your show sucked. Your stand-up routine could was as entertaining as jock itch.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: rstrahan

Not a lot of brown people on Telemundo neither, if you watched the Novelas, you’d think Mexico was a white, European country.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I predicted this the day after Lopez Tonight went on the air.
It is EXACTLY the same thing he said when ABC canceled his sitcom. Gotta have thicker skin than that if you are gonna hack it in showbiz.

Has he mentioned the fact that Conan O’Brien is one of the Ten Whitest Guys on the Planet yet?


21 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hammerhead

I loved the show with him married and two kids....thought it was real good.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:40 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rstrahan

Ummm, Telemundo would probably spit him out. Does he even speak Spanish? I know Paul Rodriguez does, but George Lopez???


23 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:56 AM PDT by lawley
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To: ScottinVA

stand-up routine could was = stand-up routine was


24 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

He was brown when he was hired..go figure


25 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:20 AM PDT by BigSkyVic
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

From the racist Chris Rock School of affirmative action, unfunny.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:42 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I guess George’s lousy ratings had nothing to do with it.


27 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

His sitcom was only funny, because of the actress who played his mom.


28 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk
I loved the show with him married and two kids....thought it was real good.

I liked it too, but I credit the writers and not Lopez.
29 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hammerhead

Nope, you are absolutely correct. His bug-eye expression was about all he had in his stand-up routine. It was funny the first 100 times, but after that, meh.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Nope! He was HIRED because he was brown (Hispanic) he was FIRED because he isn’t funny.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Seems like Lopez let it all go to his large, economy-sized head.


32 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: RatRipper

The joke that backfired. Now, THAT’s funny. LOL


33 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:14 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Too true... the man is simply not funny, unless you think crass is equivalent to being funny. Here’s one for ya... “how do you say ‘man’ in spanish?... Hombre?... WRONG!... ‘maing’...


34 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:21 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

His sitcom did have an excellent supporting cast, his mother, Ernie, and his father in-law, were all hillarious, George’s character was the least funny of the lot.


35 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Having seen him occasionally, his routines and shows are HEAVILY steeped in the mexican culture, to the point where a reasonable person would assume they he was obsessed with his race.

I'm sure he believes that his poor ratings aren't the cause of his firing, so it must be his race.

Note to George: While there are a lot of “latinos” in the U.S. a surprisingly large amount of them DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH! Maybe telemundo would be a better venue for someone who considers himself a mexican first and everything else is secondary.

36 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:10 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I tried to watch more than once but the show was unwatchable.


37 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:18 AM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NOBAMA)
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To: dfwgator

European as in Spanish. You’re right.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:38 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Ironically, the only reason he got the job is because he’s brown. It gave his a license to use hate speech and racial slurs in passing as a comedian.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:52 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

BS is brown when the bull hasn’t had enough green grass.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Brown, my a$$. He’s a RED.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:10 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Ahhhh....the race card!! The last and best refuge for the dem/lib/prog/pops who are without talent, without ideas, are not funny in the least, and who require the badge of victimhood to move forward.

Hit the road, George. Black, brown, white, green, purple...whatever. You failed due to lack of talent. It's that simple.

42 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:02 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I never could figure out why he had a show in the first place. He is not funny.


43 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

actually, he was hired because he was brown. He was fired because his ratings were not good, and they can make more ad money with a different program in that slot.


44 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:02 AM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

How brown did you get to be fired?.....


45 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Hey, George.

You were fired because you are one big pendejo.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 7:28:02 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
George Lopez: I was fired because I'm brown!

Yep!

Hore-Gay has it all figured out. You can't sneak anything past this guy.

Racist companies hire incompetent minorities just so they can turn around and fire them.

Then, being mean as well as racist, they always let them know they are being fired because of race or skin color. That's just to rub it in.

They have fun doing it and fighting off the lawsuits over racism gives their lazy legal departments something to do.


47 posted on 08/11/2011 7:28:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's small change)
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To: All

George Lopez’s comedy, as I remember it, was more in line with Gilbert Esquivel’s. Gilbert is a born again Christian, with a clean routine now. His act focuses on the East LA Mexican social culture, etc. Self-deprecating, etc. - (Ha, Ha, Is there any other kind of comedian?) - Anyway, Esquivel IS funny. Saw him on Thou Shalt Laugh, with Patricia Heaton hosting. Michael Jr. was also on. Excellent show.


48 posted on 08/11/2011 7:31:02 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

The only talent this guy has is the ability to spit while talking. We call him “racist Whor-hay” around my house.


49 posted on 08/11/2011 7:32:32 AM PDT by stentorian conservative
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“Hey, George.

You were fired because you are one big pendejo.”
_________________

LOL!!! Love this!!!


50 posted on 08/11/2011 7:32:39 AM PDT by lawley
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