George Lopez's Joke About an $80 Million Bounty on Trump Stirs Up Controversy

It didn't go over well with Trump supporters.

Comedian/Actor George Lopez attends the 12th Annual George Lopez Golf Classic

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Comedian/Actor George Lopez attends the 12th Annual George Lopez Golf Classic

George Lopez is starting off his 2020 with some political controversy. 

On Sunday, the comedian took to Instagram where he commented on a post regarding the $80 million bounty placed on Donald Trump for assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Contrary to what the post suggests, the bounty wasn't regulated by Iranian authorities. Rather, it came from a statement made by an unidentified eulogist while Soleimani's funeral was being broadcasted on Iran's state-owned Channel One television network.

"We are 80 million Iranians," the man said. "If each one of us puts aside one American dollar, we will have 80 million American dollars, and we will reward anyone who brings us [Trump]'s head with that amount."

"We’ll do it for half," Lopez commented on the Instagram post.

Of course, this didn't sit well with Trump supporters. #ArrestGeorgeLopez is now a rallying cry.

Could you imagine the media outrage, backlash, arrests, and protests if a conservative wrongly called for the execution of Obama for $40 million?

George Lopez threatened to murder Trump today and the media is silent


— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 6, 2020

Threats to one president is threat to all presidents, @georgelopez. That kind of shit hurts the first family and destroys our nation more, the first step of politics is to better the lives of others and you clearly don't want that if you wish to destroy lives.#ArrestGeorgeLopez

— Les Ebling Jr✪ (@EblingJr) January 6, 2020


He said he will kill the President for 40 million dollars.

Tagging the @FBI @CIA @SecretService

Copy, Paste & Tweet #ArrestGeorgeLopez#ArrestGeorgeLopez

— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) January 6, 2020

Ted nugent: imma kill obama and Hillary!

Maga folks: HELL YEA!

George Lopez: "we'll do it for half"

Maga folks :

— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) January 6, 2020

Other users have come to Lopez's defense. They feel that the comment shouldn't be taken seriously because Lopez is a comedian. They've also decided to add on to the gag with trolls of their own. 

George Lopez: *Makes a joke on Instagram*


— Lil'LincolnLog (@BigLincolnLog) January 6, 2020

You’ll need to STFU about George Lopez the guy make a living out of being a comedian you think he’ll actually throw his life and go to the White House to kill a jerk?! Ffs ppl

— Bin Veto (@binveto) January 6, 2020

Man I can’t believe the reports that DC can now hear “low rider” in the distance as George Lopez advances through Virginia on his was to assassinate the president

— Joshua Perkins (@JoshuaPerkiins) January 6, 2020


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