George Lopez has made no secret of his … dislike for the president, Donald Trump. And because he, like so many celebs, can’t seem to stop voice his distaste to the masses via twitter, he’s bound to slip up and let something really uncool come out.
In response to a Instagram post erroneously claiming that Iran has offered an $80 million bounty on Trump after the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the “El Chicano” actor wrote, “We’ll do it for half.”
Lopez’s comment sparked immediate backlash among conservatives and inspired the viral hashtag #ArrestGeorgeLopez on Twitter Monday.
“You ever hear of Democrat privilege? It means you can commit crimes without going to jail, like George Lopez threatening to assassinate the president,” Charlie Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA, a national conservative organization, wrote on Twitter. “When Republicans do this, they go to prison.”
“PLEASE REPORT GEORGE LOPEZ. George Lopez said he would assassinate President Trump for bounty money,” added the conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams. “We have a duty to report any threats or violence against the President, his family or anyone in his administration.”
A spokesperson for Lopez told Newsweek that “it was absolutely a joke and that’s it.” NBC News reached out to Lopez’s representatives for further comment.
Ask Kathy Griffin how easily apologies go when it’s regarding a call to kill a president. Think better next time, George.