Comedian George Lopez has novel ideas about how the Trump administration should approach law enforcement.
He took to Instagram on Friday, writing: "The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer…. You wanna make the streets safer deport the police." After getting blowback, he followed up the post with this: "This is not an indictment of all Law Enforcement, some still just beat you. #gacho#georgelopezonhbo #TheWall @momorodriguez #gracias."
- One naysayer, anna_calderon3 wrote, "Wrong!!! Mad respect for Law Enforcement!!!!!" while sweetpea6318 wrote, "Not a very smart comment from a celebrity. We should all be coming together."
- After getting increasingly angry comments from fellow Instagrammers, he posted again on Monday.
- He put out a shot of the late, great band The Police with the phrase “Deport the Police” overlaying it.
- He captioned it: “I hope this clears up any misunderstanding. Comedy has a way of healing , but I also realize it can hurt too, so let's let cooler heads prevail.”
RESPONSES ON INSTAGRAM
- @_micah.19_ posts, “George you are so stupid, you clueless liberal idiot, why don't you get rid of your security team first.”
- @mary_arango posts, “As a Hispanic woman who is married to a police officer I am disgusted with your comment”
- @crabman242 posts, “that is is by far the stupidest statement I have ever heard.”