George Lopez can’t eat Cheetos anymore: ‘anything orange I don’t want’

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Comedian George Lopez was caught at the airport by paparazzi for TMZ, where he said he wasn’t going to give a quote but then ended up saying a bunch of funny but depressing things about Trump’s election and how it’s affected him. George was born in Los Angeles and is a third generation Mexican-American who was raised by his grandmother. This election is understandably personal to him, considering the vitriol which Trump has spewed against the Mexican community and his promise to deport millions. Lopez was asked if he would give Trump a chance (like Dave Chappelle ugh) and he made his feelings clear – and funny, I chuckled a little:

[Dave Chappelle] said that he’s going to give Trump a chance
I’ll give him a chance to suck my a**

As a comedian to another comedian we can’t let you leave [the US]
I’m in escrow. Don’t worry about my status I’m already in escrow. I’m not going to tell you where I’m going to go because it will drive up real estate prices. In another year nobody’s going to want to be here. You wanna be scared? Get a dog. This is real life.

And I stopped eating Cheetos too. Anything orange I don’t want.

[From TMZ via Huffington Post]

I will admit that I have faced this exact Cheetos dilemma – no joke! We buy the variety snack packs with Lays, Fritos, Doritos and Cheetos in them. (They’re more expensive but it keeps you from eating more than a serving or two.) The Cheetos are usually the last left in the bag and on Sunday I was desperate and ate them, wondering if they would make me think of you-know-who. (I know this sounds stupid but I couldn’t help it!) I am happy to report that ham-face did not ruin Cheetos for me, nor do I expect him to ruin actual ham. I eat my enemies and they are delicious and crunchy, I just don’t like the residue that’s left on my fingers afterwards. You can get around that by just opening the bag directly into your mouth. And I didn’t get Lopez’s reference to getting a dog but I really want a dog too. Unfortunately my landlord didn’t respond to my text asking her if it would be ok. I think that’s called a “silent no.”

Also, for the handful of people who will read this far here’s a programming note – we’re not going to stop “political” coverage. There is too much at stake, this is crossover news, and this is an unprecedented time in history. The urge to normalize and rationalize Donald Trump as President is disturbing and we will try not to do this or make false equivalencies like many other outlets. We are not always going to be spot on, but we want to be on the right side of history and this is a glaringly obvious situation to so many of us.

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  1. jerkface says:

    I like your programming note. You are doing what you can and thats a good thing.

  2. Snowflake says:

    I love george lopez! I watched his sitcom and i caught his late night show a few times. Hilarious

  3. jmacky says:

    keep going in your goal not to normalize—seriously appreciated. there is nothing about this that should become accepted and tacitly endorsed. thank you.

  4. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Good. We may disagree alot during this time, but it is better to talk things out than ignore it and pretend that everything is ok. That is how we got here in the first place.

    I will say that I don’t have the same dilemma as you and George. I love food too much to give it up. I love cheez-its and baked crunchy cheetos with spicy queso dip and doritos too much to stop eating them. I can give up carrots and salmon though.

  5. AG says:

    I love your political coverage, I think it is great and admirable. Thank you!!

    I think he meant get a dog for protection? A guard dog to protect oneself against racists? I hope your landlord eventually says yes to you! Dogs are the best. (Although a lot of work.)

    • Celebitchy says:

      Thank you I will tell Kaiser! She is doing the bulk of the political stories. Ooh ok about the dog for protection that makes sense. I have been visiting shelters and looking for a good dog. I saw one I really loved on Sunday but the people were in the hall who were adopting her! That was nice actually. I’ll just wait a bit and see. I think I can convince my landlord eventually.

      • AG says:

        My dog tricked me at the shelter into getting her. She climbed onto my lap and it was all over. How could I say no to such cuteness? She totally manipulated me though — she turned out to be not that cuddly, actually — very affectionate but she usually wants her own space. They all have their distinct personalities! Sorry you didn’t get the dog you had your eye on but you’ll find an excellent one eventually, I’m sure.

  6. PowerToThePeaceful says:

    Just please for the love of God – don’t post “the women of the thing that shall not be named (tttsnbn) and their savvy fashion” or somesuch pandering annoyance. I have have been wandering in the desert of misinformation since November 9th and I arrive to Cb for an intelligent pov. Thx for vowing to stay on the right side of history!

  7. Franny says:

    Lol! Poor cheetos.

  8. Jensies says:

    Orange and they look like little fingers for tiny small hands. Now I can’t eat them either.

  9. Who ARE These People? says:

    Thank you. You and Kaiser have done great work…Kaiser’s writing has been especially sharp. It takes a lot of research, thought, time and skill to cover and summarize this explosive situation and I appreciate it.

  10. Cupcake says:

    I’m pregnant and I crave cheetos every now and then. I just eat a handful and then I’m done.

  11. Saks says:

    Thank you for not stoping on the political coverage. As a Mexican I feel this site as a safe place. Also I still love cheetos no matter what

  12. Larelyn says:

    My thanks, also, for the continuing political coverage. This time in the world is particularly unsettling.

    But I ask – will you please include the occasional UK Brexit story if a celeb happens to wax poetic about events in the UK? I really appreciate hearing the opinions (and wit) of our lovely UK sisters.

  13. trickgirl says:

    I thought George Lopez was a comedian?!

  14. DesertReal says:

    Lopez cheated on his wife after she gave him a piece of her liver. Right? Or did I imagine that? But right on with the political coverage- bring it chica! It’s on all of our collective minds.
    When I want an escape I have a Nook full of D&S erotica I’ve been neglecting (nothing says empowerment like tying up a dude & strapping up) lol.
    That being said- where your mistaken is where you stand on concentrated chip leftovers.
    They are delicious.
    That is all.

  15. Caitlin says:

    I have been reading this site for years and have never commented, but I just want to pop in and say an emphatic YES to your programming note. Every media outlet, regardless of their main focus of coverage, should be holding Trump accountable for the horrors he has committed and has promised to continue. Just a note from the silent ones – we’re with you.

  16. Emily says:

    Please continue with the political coverage! This is one of the few places where I can look at the comment section without losing faith in humanity.