George Lopez is getting dragged through the coals for what some state is him imitating a gate-keeping elitist in standup funny — this after kinda putting down a fellow Latino comic.
The famous amusing guy was on a podcast this previous week for the All Things Comedy network — talking with Steve Treviño and others … and they were discussing George’s tradition, specifically as it refers to paving the course for other Hispanic comics.
Trevino stated it was incumbent on the OGs of the biz — like George — to give the understanding and help up-and-comers in breaking through … however GL disagreed en route to tackle that. He acknowledged he had not constantly been the most handy, however noted he had actually revealed the method … arguing it was on others to chart their own course, the method he has.
Trevino pressed back, conjuring up Ralph Barbosa — a young person who’s exploding today in standup — and George nearly instantly disagreed with his name being discussed.
Thanks to @georgelopez disliking on @ralphbarbosa03 I discovered me a brand-new fav Latino comedian! Let’s goooo Ralph Barbosa! Learn his name folks. #comedy #hilarious pic.twitter.com/PhRyXjg4oB
— SIKORA (@iamsikora) February 10, 2023
George asked why Trevino was bringing RB up, recommending he wasn’t famous/worthy of getting roped into the convo. He then asked the space if it was ruined he was stating that … however in the end, he stood his ground in composing Barbosa off as a relative no one.
His takeaway point was … watch out for yourself. It would appear, in his mind, that suggests not discussing other comics or providing a plug of any kind — something Paul Rodriguez has actually mentioned when it concerns what he states is George’s performance history on this sort of thing.
Paul Rodriguez is my OG latino comedian!! Not George Lopez pic.twitter.com/4hBsFky2na
— AmericaMade (@JR_JR_JR407) February 11, 2023
A resurfaced clip of Paul narrating about George is now making the rounds in the wake of this Barbosa snub … and it paints an intriguing image. It would appear that even amongst George’s contemporaries … he’s got a bad representative for not extending an assisting hand to Latinos.
George would likely disagree with that characterization — however he’s likewise quite clear in how he believes he can best serve individuals, consisting of Hispanics. A bootstrap method, no doubt.
As for Ralph … he’s reacted to all the chatter this has actually generated, and a clip he reposted is rather informing. It’s a scene from the motion picture ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ — where Benjamin Bratt is getting grilled by his relative for turning his back on his own individuals.