George Lopez Leads Crowd In Anti-Donald Trump Chant With Anti-Gay Slur (Video)
Comedian George Lopez uses an anti-gay slur to attack Donald Trump.
Donald Trump unleashed an attack on Mexicans during his presidential campaign kick-off speech, which heÂ repeatedlyÂ has defended over the past few weeks. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people,” he said.
On Saturday night, American comedian George Lopez, whose comedy often examines Mexican-American culture, decided to turn the tables on Trump.
“This country is better with Latinos in it,” Lopez told his audience atÂ Phoenix, Arizona’s Celebrity Theatre.
And then the chant began.
“Donald Trump!,” Lopez shouted.
“Fuck that puto!,” the audience responded.
The chant repeated several times.
This is not the first time Lopez has used the chant against a political target. He’s also used it against Mitt Romney, Sheriff Joe Arpaio,Â “President George Bush and other Republicans for their anti-immigration, English Only and anti-Latino policies.”
The term “puto” is widely accepted to be a homophobic slur. It means gay, or male prostitute, but situationally and when used to insult can mean “fag” or “faggot.”
Last month, during the World Cup in Brazil, Mexico fans repeatedly yelled “puto!” to attackÂ Cameroon and Brazil.Â
Here’s Lopez and his audience, uncensored:
The story has appeared on Gawker, Billboard, andÂ The Hollywood Reporter, among others. None of these sites explained or issued any condemnation for the use of the slur. One Gawker commenter offered the correct definition.Â Gossip Cop chose to define the term as “male prostitute,” which is generous.
For those who disagree with the definition, and refuse to click on links:
Holly R. Cashman, Associate Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, who “researches language and identity, particularly around Spanish in the U.S., bilingualism, gender and sexual identities,” according to her bio, writes at the Huffington Post an article titled “Why ‘Puto’ Must Go“:
So, in my opinion, the current controversy over ‘puto’ boils down to two simple questions: (1) is it a homophobic slur?, and if so, (2) should its use be banned by FIFA? The short answers are: yes, and yes.
UPDATE IIÂ â€“
We’ve reached out to Mr. Lopez to ask him what he meant the word to mean. We’ll update this story if and when we hear back from him.
UPDATE IIIÂ â€“
The New York Daily News also reported on the George Lopez story today, writing, “Puto is an offensive term in Spanish, considered by some to be homophobic.”
UPDATE IVÂ â€“
In 2012 when Lopez used the word “puto” against Mitt Romney, the gay Republican group GOProud demanded an apology.
UPDATE VÂ â€“
Raw Story covered the Gerge Lopez story yesterday. “The pejorative ‘puto’ is often used as a disparaging name for a homosexual or male prostitute.”
UPDATE VIÂ â€“
Towleroad, last month, on the use of the word during the World Cup:Â
“Puto” isÂ the Spanish word for a male prostitute, “fag” or “coward”, and a derogatory term for gay men.
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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
‘Pits Parents Against Parents’: House Republicans Pass Anti-LGBTQ Florida-Style K-12 ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’
The Republican-majority U.S. House of Representatives Friday morning passed HR 5, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” legislation similar to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ laws that have led to book bans and targeting of LGBTQ children.
The bill passed 213-208, with 14 Members not voting. All yes votes were from Republicans only. Five Republicans joined Democrats to vote no.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu of California warned the legislation “pits parents against parents.”
“The extreme MAGA H.R. 5 bill will let other parents dictate what books your child gets to read. It’ll make it easier for other parents to know if your child has an eating disorder, or is experiencing a mental health crisis,” Lieu warned.
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The extreme MAGA H.R. 5 bill will let other parents dictate what books your child gets to read. It’ll make it easier for other parents to know if your child has an eating disorder, or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
This bill pits parents against parents. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/T02sluBAzB
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U.S> Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) warned, “H.R. 5 would codify Republican book bans all over the country. Stories of Holocaust survivors, enslaved Americans, and over 1,600 other stories have already been pulled from shelves.”
U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) said HR5 is “a vehicle for hate and political nonsense.”
.@RepMaxwellFrost on H.R. 5: “This bill is just a vehicle for hate and political nonsense…It's not about policy, it's about politics. It's not about freedom and liberty, it's about the fear of a problem that doesn't exist.”
The civil rights community opposes this legislation. pic.twitter.com/5eNd5MCNDa
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Congressman Greg Murphy, Republican of North Carolina, in a recorded statement falsely claimed the bill was needed because “Children are being taught to hate our country,” and “parents are labeled as domestic terrorists.”
In his speech before the bill passed, Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared, “We believe parents should know what your children is [sic] learning.”
CNN reports the bill would also “require elementary and middle schools that receive federal funding to obtain parental consent before ‘changing a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name on any school form; or allowing a child to change the child’s sex-based accommodations, including locker rooms or bathrooms.'”
Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the legislation “Orwellian to the core,” and promised it “will not see the light of day.”
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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation Tuesday prohibiting transgender people from using public school facilities that match their gender identity. Later that same day, Jason Rapert, a former Arkansas state senator and founder of the National Association of Christian Lawmakers, posted a video crediting his organization for the legislation.
Rapert, a longtime religious-right activist and ardent Christian nationalist, bragged that this piece of legislation was first proposed by Arkansas school board member David Naylor during an annual NACL meeting, endorsed by the organization, and finally brought to the Arkansas state legislature by state Rep. Mary Bentley, who serves on the board of the NACL.
“The NACL has seven working committees,” Rapert said. “Those committees actually debate and discuss every major policy issue in this country, all from a biblical worldview.”
“We make model laws,” he continued. “Do you know that just recently Rep. Mary Bentley of Arkansas passed a model law that the NACL adopted at their last meeting in the state of Texas?”
“Rep. Mary Bentley, [who] is our chair of the National Legislative Council, she went to the Arkansas legislature, took that concept that came from Dr. David Naylor that was then adopted by the full body of the NACL, and guess what? It’s already been placed into law in the state of Arkansas,” Rapert crowed. “That’s the difference the NACL can make in your community.”
“This is what the NACL does every day all across this country,” Rapert bellowed later in the video. “We are fighting for the lives of little babies. We are fighting against the people that are putting the queer books into your school libraries and trying to groom these children into homosexuality. We’re standing up. We’re pursuing school board policies to save the nation. We are standing up and have our members running bills in the halls of the state legislatures to stand up against this woke ideology, to push back against the things of the devil in our country.”
In December, Rapert declared that right-wing Christians must rise up and “take authority” over everything from their local school boards to the federal government. The National Association for Christian Lawmakers seeks do just that, advancing legislation that fits their narrow conservative biblical worldview in statehouses throughout the country. The group’s advisory board includes politicians like Mike Huckabee and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as well as influential religious-right activists like Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
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Bragg’s general counsel denied a request for documents and an interview with the district attorney by Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committee chairs Jim Jordan (R-OH), James Comer (R-KY) and Bryan Steil (R-WI), calling the congressional inquiry an “unprecedented” intervention into a pending local prosecution undertaken at Trump’s request.
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“We have chairmen of committees telling a prosecutor, who is in the middle of an investigation, to come and give us the evidence,” Sharpton added. “I mean, they’re really tampering with an investigation. This is not an investigation that’s concluded. Before we know whether there is an indictment or charge, they’re saying bring us the evidence? I mean, this is unheard of. What is Jordan talking about? They’re in the middle of a grand jury proceeding. You want the prosecutor to leave the proceeding and tell me the evidence you’re giving, and we’ll put it on national television so the target can understand the evidence? I mean, we are going beyond all bounds of what is legal, what is respectful, and we have a man who is scared to death, that is up in the middle of the night inciting violence, having a photo with a bat, because he’s scared to death he’s going to have to face this prosecution.”
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