How much trouble can you get into when using Instagram? A lot, if you ask George Lopez, who may be expecting a visit from the Secret Service here soon after a comment put him in hot water.
Don’t be alarmed, but this is just another situation where the government knows everything you’re doing online, and yes, they are always watching.
Okay, let’s get this out of the way – I didn’t even realize that George Lopez was still relevant enough to be writing about him. But a quick Google search of this 58-year-old comedian shows he’s still doing standup and people are still laughing at his jokes, so clearly I was wrong.
My bad, y’all.
An account called “ChicanoWorldStar” on Instagram posted a video of Donald Trump with custom graphics and said that Iranian authorities have put a bounty on Donald Trump’s head during the televised funeral of general Qasem Soleimani. The bounty is reportedly worth $80 million.
George Lopez thought it would be funny to respond. “We’ll do it for half,” he offered.
The United States government did not find it funny.
No, this isn’t some odd publicity stunt by Lopez to promote a new series. He really did think he was being funny.
Here’s the thing, though: The government doesn’t really know how to take a joke, and neither do the very political. The right-wing media seized upon the comment, saying that it was “sick” to threaten the president and that it wouldn’t be acceptable anywhere else.
Others said it was “just a joke” and “hilarious.”
Apparently, Lopez can expect a visit from the Secret Service in the next few weeks as they investigate this “threat” against the president’s life. I guess when it comes to issues like this, the Secret Service doesn’t do phone calls so much. They’re more into in-person evaluations.
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 12, 2018
In 2018, Lopez came under fire for pretending to urinate on Trump’s star in Hollywood using a water bottle and careful film blur. That incident probably isn’t helping his case much.