George Lopez ‘booed off stage’ at charity dinner for making anti-Trump jokes after a big supporter of the president’s told him to stop

Comedian George Lopez was booed off the stage at a charity gala in Denver last week after the crowd reacted negatively to his criticisms of President Donald Trump, it was reported Saturday.

The incident took place October 7 at Denver’s Carousel Ball, which was hosting a fundraiser to benefit those suffering from juvenile diabetes.

One of the event’s largest donors, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, was sitting in the front row and asked Lopez to stop with the anti-Trump jokes, according to Page Six.

Maffei is also one of Trump’s biggest supporters.

‘George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row [Maffei] who just donated $250K,’ a commentator on YouTube who was at the event said.

Comedian George Lopez was booed off the stage at a charity gala in Denver last week after the crowd reacted negatively to his criticisms of President Donald Trump, it was reported Saturday
The incident took place at Denver’s Carousel Ball, which was hosting a fundraiser to benefit those suffering from juvenile diabetes
As the audience grew increasingly uncomfortable, Lopez said: ‘Listen, it’s about the kids…I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America – it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege’

‘George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.’

Attendees at the fundraiser paid between $5,000 and $100,000 to help the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

According to Page Six, when Maffei asked Lopez to cut out the anti-Trump jokes, the comic responded: ‘Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men.’

As the audience grew increasingly uncomfortable, Lopez said: ‘Listen, it’s about the kids…I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America – it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.’

Lopez also reportedly cracked a joke about Trump’s proposed border wall, saying: ‘I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn’t crush the tunnels underneath.’

When the audience expressed disapproval, Lopez said: ‘Are you El Chapo people?’

One of the event’s largest donors, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei (left), was sitting in the front row and asked Lopez (right) to stop with the anti-Trump jokes

Attendees at the fundraiser paid between $5,000 and $100,000 to help the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

El Chapo is a reference to the nickname of Joaquin Guzman, a Mexican drug lord who was known for escaping from prison using underground tunnels.

After Lopez spoke to introduce a video segment, he did not return to the stage. The rest of the gala was hosted by a local Denver television newscaster.

A source close to Lopez denied that the comedian was asked not to resume hosting.

The former star of the sitcom George Lopez was ‘only supposed to be four minutes,’ according to Page Six.

The event, which included a performance by rock star Lenny Kravitz, raised $1.65million.

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