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The GEM Debate: Did George Lopez Go Too Far?

George Lopez on Kirstie Alley DWTS

By now you know my favorite TV show is Dancing with the Stars not just for all the hoofing on stage but the snarking that we do online.

So last week I watched with much anticipation and frankly was pretty disappointed with this season’s crop, except for the one bright spot, Kirstie Alley. She was sexy, strong and 60 years old! Yeah she’s carrying around a few extra pounds but I thought she moved well and of all the dancers, seemed the most comfortable in her skin. Then, as you may have heard, along actor/comedian/late night host George Lopez who, I used to really like, up until he decided to go for the low hanging fruit, comparing Kirstie to a pig

 

 

That’s right, my former, favorite pudgy comedian went THERE and it really wasn’t funny. Everyone in the Western Hemisphere has seen pictures of Kirstie with an In-N-Out burger bag in her hands or wearing any number of shapeless shifts and sandals trudging through a parking lot on the way to her car. That’s not news. That’s not funny and by the way, who among us hasn’t thrown on a Costco gown to drop the kids off at school (oh, just me? Never mind then). I know, I know, it’s comedy, but this felt, oh, I don’t know mean.

George Lopez did apologize to Kirstie but she basically told him to talk to the hand, then did what any normal, rational human would do, she took to her twitter account saying, “@georgelopez 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.”

Kirstie was of course referencing Lopez’s ex-wife, who famously donated her kidney to him, before the couples split last year after 17 years of marriage…

Lopez has since apologized for his ‘joke’, said it was misjudged and that he’d love to have Kirstie come on his show.

Okay then, so let’s debate.

Was George Lopez out of line when he compared Kirstie Alley to a pig? Or was it just an attempt at humor and everyone needs to get a thicker skin? Lemme hear ya!

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