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George Lopez Jokes

I was Fired 'Because I'm Brown'

8/11/2011 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George Lopez
George Lopez wasn't afraid to talk about his show getting canceled on "Lopez Tonight" yesterday -- but he told the crowd that he was being fired because of the color of his skin.

Lopez -- whose voice was featured in the "Smurfs" movie -- was talking about how Sony has greenlit a "Smurfs" sequel during his monologue ... and quipped, "So today I lost some work because I'm brown, but I got some work because I'm blue!"

Is Lopez REALLY blaming race ... or was he just trying to crack a bad joke?

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61.

Rodger    

He was fired because his is one of the most un-funny humans alive.

1147 days ago
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Ahna Nymous    

No, you weren't fired because you're brown. You were fired because you cheated on your wife who gave you a KIDNEY and people lost respect for you and stopped watching your already unfunny show.

1147 days ago
63.

Patty    

He was only given a show due to his race. He is just not funny :(

1147 days ago
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floridacajun    

No you were not fired because you are mexican you were fired because no one thinks your big mouth liberal crusade for Obama is funny. Get a clue..

1147 days ago
65.

Selebraties Suck    

Isn't this the same reason he gave when his OTHER show was cancelled?

1147 days ago
66.

C Powers    

This is the 2nd time George has played the race card after getting cancelled. Face it George, people were no*****ching.

1147 days ago
67.

E.J.    

You were not fired because you're brown. You were fired because you're a cabrón.

1147 days ago
68.

Shannon    

He is not funny on his talk show that's why he got canned

1147 days ago
69.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Wait a minute, was he necessarily playing the race card? Being "brown" --- being Hispanic --- is not considered a race but an ethnic group. So he may have been accusing NBC of ethnic bias or ethnocentrism, not racism. In any case, he's not very funny.

1147 days ago
70.

Joey    

HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE HIS SHOW SUCKS AND HE SUCKS UP TO ALL OF HIS GUESTS. BOTTOM LINE IS JUST DO STAND UP

1147 days ago
71.

Muppet    

Clearly a joke. Just another one in bad taste is all. It almost comes off as whiny.

1147 days ago
72.

JerseyJeff    

I wouldn't be surprised if he was serious. Typical libtard victim mentality.

1147 days ago
73.

elie    

I think he was the funniest and most creative of all the late night talk shows. He got fired because of his political views against the tea party and the republicans. He often cracked jokes about them. the republicans and tea party people are the ones who don't want to tax those making over $250,000 a year and wealthy corporations. They don't want him to express his views. He also got fired becaseuse he is Mexican.

1147 days ago
74.

Chuck    

Hey Georgie...How about "I was fired because I am not funny.'

1147 days ago
75.

Sammie    

I'm so glad this a** is going to be gone.

1147 days ago
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