George Lopez said some not-so-nice things about America's so-called "toughest sheriff" Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.
“Sheriff Joe in Arizona, f*ck you, you f*cking puto. How about that? F*ck you. You fat mother-f*cker. F*ck you,” Lopez said during part of his live stand-up special on HBO, which aired over the weekend. “I said I was going to talk some sh*t. F*ck you Sheriff Joe, you f*cking puto. F*ck you. F*ck you,” he added, as his audience roared with laughter.
But one person wasn't laughing: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is being sued by the Department of Justice for alleged discrimation against Latinos, responded Monday morning with a signature tough-guy response. "Get some guts. And come down here, and meet me face to face," Sheriff Joe told a local ABC affiliate.
Arpaio caught part of the segment while he was flipping through channels, but changed the station due to the offensive expletives, without realizing the routine was about him, ColorLines.com reported.
“I guess a lot of people cheered when he talked bad about me. I’m sure they’re not going to vote for me, but evidently they like what this guy is saying,” Arpaio said. "They must like the F-word, because everything was the F-word. But the people who march against me, they don’t talk those nasty words.”
However, Lopez isn't the only comedian, it seems. "What, is he the spokesman for the open border people?” Arpaio joked. “See? I can be funny too. Now let’s see if he has the guts to meet me and I’ll be happy to take him to a Mexican lunch,” he added.