Earlier this week, social media erupted after footage of George Lopez’s stand-up comedy show surfaced online. In the video, he was seen performing his set, telling a racially-driven joke: “There are only two rules in the Latino family – don’t marry somebody black and don’t park in front of our house.”
In response to the joke, a woman stood up and flipped the comedian the bird, which in turn caused Lopez to lose it, hurling profanities at her, in addition to calling her a “bitch.”
“I’m talking, bitch,” Lopez said. “You paid to see a show. Sit your ass down. You can’t take a joke, you’r’e in the wrong motherf*cking place. Sit your f*cking ass down or get the f*ck out of here!”
Eventually, after a few more f-bombs, Lopez made the woman leave.
In the wake of the video going viral, the Internet lit Lopez up, calling him a racist. While the Internet proceeded to cancel Lopez, the woman who found herself in the middle of the controversy, called into the D.L. Hughley Show to set the record straight.
Alexis, who declined to provide her full name, started the conversation by telling everyone who assumed she felt Lopez was being racist to “mind their business.”
“That statement never came out of my mouth, I don’t think [George Lopez] is racist. I wasn’t offended. I just want to clear the air,” she said. “For one, I’m black and Mexican.”
“So when he made that joke and I stood up and gave him the finger, it was not a malicious f*ck you. It was a friendly, like, laughing at the joke. And for everybody saying that I was offended…No. You know how many times I’ve been called a bitch and I’m gonna be called a bitch. I was not offended.”
She went on to explain that she didn’t even know Lopez was addressing her until she was escorted out of the venue. But in the end, she just wanted to clear the air because people were forming their own opinions and putting words in her mouth about how she felt, what she said, or why she stood up in the first place.
“I will still support him. I would still go see his show. I don’t think that he’s a sexist or a racist. I understand, like you said on your interview that at comedy show nothing is off limits and I know that. So, I wasn’t offended.”
Afterwards, she took time to address all of the people who had an opinion about the whole situation.
“Shut up! You don’t know what happened and don’t speak for me. If I don’t care, why does anybody else care?”
She then decided to address George Lopez, saying he doesn’t owe her “shit.” But, if he wants to apologize for society, so everyone can get off of his back, she’s all for it.
“All of this backlash is unnecessary, everybody is making it something and speaking on a situation that don’t even pertain to them. Like get you some business.”
And, there you have it.