George Lopez Makes Ugly Hair Joke
We’re like family here, right? So y’all tell me if I’m being too sensitive…
I was watching The Arsenio Hall Show Wednesday night (yes, he’s back) and comedian George Lopez was a guest.
I can’t say that I know much about Lopez’s comedy. I’ve seen bits and pieces of a show, but that’s it. All this to say I’m not familiar with his style of comedy.
Everything was cool until he made this joke:
African-American people and Latino people need to get together and make some babies. [applause] Have you seen the kids that we make? They are beautiful. […] They got ugly hair but they’re beautiful. […] Good luck trying to get a comb through that.
Arsenio and guest Magic Johnson were cracking up. Here was me:
If this had been a white person, the Internet would have lit him up. As a matter of fact, Sheryl Underwood pretty much said the same thing and we had her on national radio apologizing.
So what gives? Does he get a pass because it was a joke? Or because he’s a fellow minority? Am I just tripping?
Take a look at the video @ 1:28 (or click here) and let me know your thoughts.
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