Comedian George Lopez appeared to back a rumored $80 million bounty placed on President Donald Trump from the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday, writing on Instagram, “We’ll do it for half.”
An Instagram account posted a graphic that stated: “Iran ‘offers $80 million bounty for Donald Trump’s head’ after death of general.”
The Instagram account wrote in a caption: “#Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American President Donald Trump’s head during the televised funeral of General #QasemSoleimani after he was assassinated last week. What are your thoughts?”
George Lopez responded, “We’ll do it for half.”
Here’s George Lopez saying he’ll take Trump’s life for half the bounty. A real class act. pic.twitter.com/0q2eS9lKAa
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 6, 2020
Lopez’s remarks are just the latest in a long list of controversial remarks that have been made by celebrities against Trump.
In February 2016, as Trump was closing in on winning the GOP primary, Lopez tweeted an image of former Mexican president Vincente Fox holding the decapitated head of Donald Trump.
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) February 28, 2016
Comedian Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot in May 2017 where she held a bloody, decapitated Trump head.
— Manny Alicandro (@Manny_Alicandro) January 6, 2020
In January 2017, singer Madonna said that she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 21, 2017
The Wrap reported several other controversial remarks that celebrities have made against Trump since Trump entered the political realm. Here are a few of the highlights:
Mickey Rourke: In a TMZ video from 2015, this boxer-turned-actor directed his rage toward Trump, calling him a “big-mouthed bi*** bully,” saying he would “love 30 seconds in a room with the little bi***.” Rourke has also expressed a desire to “give [Trump] a Louisville slugger.”
Snoop Dogg: Snoop Dogg’s music video for “Lavender,” released in March 2017, (literally) paints POTUS as a clown and orchestrates his death. At the video’s end, the “Gin and Juice” rapper points a gun at the harlequin Trump figure and shoots. But instead of a bullet, a red flag that reads “Bang!” fires out of the gun.
Johnny Depp: During an appearance at the U.K.’s 2017 Glastonbury music and arts festival, the actor tore into the president – “I think Trump needs help” – and then made an ill-considered joke: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp claimed his joke was misconstrued and eventually issued an apology.
The remarks by Lopez come as comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night where he took a very different tone as a celebrity toward the whole issue of politics.
“Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweat shops in China,” Gervais said. “So, well, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for – I mean, unbelievable, Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you would call your agent, wouldn’t you?”
“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech, right?” Gervais continued. “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f**k off. No one cares about your views on politics or culture.”