This Latino Comedian Has Something To Say About Racism In Hollywood
George Lopez is back on TV with a new series, “Lopez.” He’s playing himself, but it’s definitely not a documentary:
Following in the path of “Louie” and “Maron,” the show is a fictional take on the real life struggles of the 54-year-old comedian.
Lopez recently spoke about his new show with Jack Rico of NBC News. They also chatted about Lopez’s early days on “The George Lopez Show,” Donald Trump and controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Rico also took the opportunity to ask: “Is Hollywood racist?” Here’s what Lopez had to say:
“Clearly, if you look at the layout [of Hollywood], that the people in charge write what they see. And they write themselves as heroes.”
He said it’s clear in the types of roles white actors get to play.
“White people fly, they breathe underwater, they rescue people, they throw webs, they can be on fire, they can be made out of rocks… and us, we can’t be a doctor and a lawyer. So it’s not that it’s racist… I told Howard Stern, you guys love each other so much, you create things for yourselves.”
Watch the full interview:
George Lopez doesn’t hold back on anything, from whether Hollywood is ‘racist’ to why his show dares make fun of Latinos.
Posted by NBC Latino on Friday, April 1, 2016
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