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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?

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; fired; george; jorgelaraza; laraza; lopez
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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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