Some people still can’t grasp that there are some events where people simply do not want to hear about politics. Charity fundraisers are usually one of those events.
People are typically at charity fundraisers to raise money for a cause they believe in or hold dear to their hearts. That’s why they are spending money or volunteering for said charity. The charity doesn’t matter but the fact that it’s a charity, which means voluntarily handing over your hard-earned money so experts can help those in need, it’s what is important in this context.
At a recent charity fundraiser, comedian George Lopez was emceeing the event called the Carousel Ball to benefit a diabetes center when he decided to infuse his hatred of Trump into his schtick. The audience wasn’t having it. From PageSix:
Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.
We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.
An attendee at the event — where tables sold from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes — commented on a YouTube video that “George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K.” But “George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.”
Apparently, Lopez made jokes about white privilege and Trump being orange as well as talking about having Mexicans build the wall. The jokes all fell flat and he left the stage even though he was billed as the emcee for the night.
No matter how much of a hardcore politico someone may be, even THEY like a break from politics now and again, especially at non-political events. This is one reason so many people have fled from the NFL, some musicians and others who choose to push their political opinion when they are being paid to provide entertainment.
Lopez may not have been paid for his gig but it certainly wasn’t a political event. There is plenty of comedy to be had without ever discussing politics, especially to a mixed crowd. The same would be true if he was cracking jokes about Clinton or Obama. No one wants to hear it when they are all united, no matter what their political beliefs, for a good cause.
Given the divisiveness that was prevalent under the Obama Administration thanks to the left which has continued under the Trump Administration, also thanks to the left, it’s understandable that people don’t want to hear anything from a half-witted comedian.
Diabetes is a very serious disease and there were people from all political walks of life donating thousands of dollars, none of them, not even those who may have agreed with Lopez, wanted to hear his lame jokes about the President.
It’s something that most people are getting tired of, no matter what side of the political aisle they fall on. Sometimes people just want to forget about politics for a few hours.
Clearly, Lopez didn’t grasp that and lost his audience because of it. It speaks volumes about his comedy and even more about the type of person he is in real life. Lopez used to be a funny guy, now he’s just an everyday, ordinary, miserable leftist.
The audience spoke when they didn’t laugh. “Take your shtick and shove it.”