As the saying goes, if woke, liberal Hollywood didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. And nowhere does their hypocrisy shine brighter than their treatment of white people versus, well, pretty much any other race that exists.
Case in point, Friday’s episode of "Lopez vs. Lopez" on NBC in which main character George (George Lopez), a Latino, makes a dig against his daughter’s white boyfriend Quinten (Matt Shively) because of his race. When Quinten uses the same words to tease him back, he is shamed and filled with white guilt, even saying, “Nope. Can’t say that. Sorry.”
The show is all about George reconnecting with his estranged daughter Mayan (played by George Lopez’s real-life daughter Mayan Lopez) when his business fails and he is forced to move into Mayan’s and Quinten’s house. George shares a room and bunk bed with Mayan and Quinten’s son Chance (Brice Gonzalez).
In this premiere season, Quinten is often the butt of George’s jokes, simply because he’s white. George especially likes to joke that Quinten isn’t Chance’s real father because George hates that Chance has a white father instead of a Latino one. Quinten’s character is often dopey, spacey, clueless, but kindhearted and well-meaning, so he can apparently be forgiven for being white.
On Friday’s episode, “Lopez vs. Cheating,” Mayan finds herself attracted to a colleague at work, but when she swears she’d never cheat on Quinten, George warns her that cheating is in their blood. When she goes to a convention with the colleague, George has a conversation with Quinten in which he proclaims he “doesn’t wanna learn a new white guy,” should Mayan leave Quinten.
Quinten is touched by his racism instead of being offended, but when he replies that he, “doesn’t wanna learn a new Mexican,” he immediately apologizes upon seeing the look on George’s face, even though both statements were the same in nature:
Quinten: It's just three of us for dinner. Mayan's at BirdCon.
George: With fine-as-hell Dr. Bell? You gotta stop her, man. Have you seen this hunk?
Quinten: Oh, wow. He's handsome. How many pictures of him did you download?
George: It's not what you think, man. I'm using him to catfish. And not only is he handsome... He's British, love.
Quinten: No, I trust Mayan, and I know she would never cheat on me, even though last night, she said she might.
George: Of course she will, man! It's something in our blood that activates.
Quinten: I think you're confusing cheating with diabetes.
George: I never thought I would cheat, but I did. If only someone would've showed up at 3:00 P.M. on Easter Sunday at that strip club, my marriage would still be alive!
Quinten: Would it?
George: Mayan is more like me than she realizes. She got a great partner, and she's gonna ruin it, and I don't wanna learn a new white guy.
Quinten: Aw. And I don't wanna learn a new Mexican. Nope, can’t say that. Sorry.
Why the double standard? Either both statements are okay, or they’re both racist. I don’t think race needs to be mentioned at all, and Hollywood creates unnecessary division and hatred when they race-bait like this.
The left loves to preach tolerance, diversity, inclusion and kindness for everyone but white people. In Hollywood’s little bubble, it’s open season on white people, who they treat as an enemy, while it’s perfectly fine to hate on them, be racist to them, make fun of them, etc.
Two wrongs never make a right, and the hypocrisy needs to stop. It’s not about “white guilt” or “white fragility" -- terms the left likes to use to excuse their racism and shame white people into silence if they dare to speak out about it -- it’s about standing up to hatred and racism. It’s about fairness and kindness for all and applying the rules to everyone. Hate and racism are never okay, no matter who is the target.
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