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George Lopez cracked a joke about Iran’s Trump bounty—conservatives want him investigated

Are conservatives being snowflakes?


Sierra Juarez


Posted on Jan 6, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 6:47 pm CDT

Conservative Twitter users were upset on Sunday night after comedian George Lopez made a joke about a reported $80 million bounty put out on President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week. At his funeral, the eulogist allegedly said that Iranian citizens–about 80 million people–could each put in a dollar in order to offer the multi-million dollar reward.

This statement has not yet been proved true, but Chicano Worldstar posted about the bounty on Instagram with the caption, “What are your thoughts?”

Lopez was quick to share his. He quipped, “We’ll do it for half.”

The Instagram comment has garnered over a thousand likes—and an equally fervent uproar on Twitter.

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Right-wing Twitter users were angry about the joke, saying Lopez was calling for Trump’s “assassination.”

“If any ordinary citizen said they would assassinate the President for money, the Secret Service would be at their door,” Conservative activist @alx wrote.

Meanwhile, other Twitter users brought up that it’s not that different from Ted Nugent‘s comment that Barack Obama should “suck on my machine gun.”

They also say this comment isn’t that far off from comments the president himself has made.

Some people weren’t in the mood for jokes.

“I don’t really have time to give a f*ck about what George Lopez said on Instagram,” Twitter user @siano4progress wrote. “I’m more concerned that the president is threatening to bomb a country and attempt to wipe out their culture.”

The Trump administration killed Soleimani in an airstrike in Baghdad and justified the killing by saying that he was plotting attacks on U.S. diplomats, which has since been questioned by several U.S. officials.

The administration said that Iran could potentially seek revenge for Soleimani’s killing within the next “few weeks,” which prompted Trump to tweet that the U.S. would respond with possibly “disproportionate” force. He also said attacking cultural sites was an option, which is a war crime.


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*First Published: Jan 6, 2020, 10:30 am CST