Leave George Lopez Alone
Goerge Lopez is a funny guy. Admittedly, he's not my favorite stand-up comedian and I don't even consider his talk-show "appointment television." But I attach a certain "Ski Patrol" nostalgia to him and I appreciate his self-deprecating humor.
And when I have watched his show, I do enjoy it. He has a solid writing team, a fun set and a pretty laid-back, non-traditional late-night vibe there. He's got a solid lead-in with Conan so I'm sure he'll last a while despite being on TBS (who, actually, has devleloped a pretty strong presence in cable's original series world).
But enough jargony bull-shit. Let's get to what everyone has their panties all in a bunch over.
So George has, essentially, compared Kirstie Alley to a pig.
In response, via Twitter, here's what Kirstie has to offer: Don't worry about George's comments...just remember what happens to the big bad, drunk woolf...falls in a boiling pot of vodka. Piggy laughs.
George, in kind, responded: I misjudged the joke. No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie.
And then, from Kirstie: I don't need or want ur apology...I want your kidney dude..on behalf of ur X and all the women uv insulted...give it back
And finally, again from Kirstie: take life as lightly as u can and then move on ...even u George ....u are forgiven.....:)....
Well, look, of COURSE no malic was intended. When George makes fun of ANYONE, no malice is intended. He's a comedian, people. This is what they do. Lisa Lampanelli, one of the most successful stand-ups in history has basically made a CAREER out of mocking her own weight. Not to mention blacks, hispanics, gays, etc. This is what they do.
If Kirstie did not want so much attention called to her weight, she might have thought twice about going on Oprah in a bikini, or starring in a show called "Fat Actress." OR, creating a reality show called "BIG LIFE."
I want to be clear. I am not condoning making fun of someone for being fat. But let's be real. She's a celebrity and she's put herself out there. She's opened herself up to ridicule. And she had to know, going on Dancing With the Stars, that she would be judged for not only her moves, but her size.
You wanna REALLY stick it to George Lopez, Kirstie? Shutup. Shutup, work your ass off, let Tony Dovolani whip you into shape and be the best fucking dancer on the show. Take home that mirror ball trophy and knock 'em out in some svelt, sparkly dress and I promise you, the only joke George will be making then will be about Ralph Macchio crane-kicking the door on his way home.
I want to go on record as saying to you, George: I am fat. And I laughed. When that "Weeeee!" piggy came on the screen (I love that commercial), I laughed and laughed. Just like I laugh at Lisa Lampanelli's Jew jokes and Stephen Colbert's political satire... Because I am only human. Funny is funny. Own it. This is what you do.
Calm down, people. Seriously, go talk about Japan. Lord knows that's not getting enough media attention. (Please text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the relief efforts.)