George Lopez Pretends to Urinate on President Trump's Hollywood Star in Viral Video
On Wednesday, TMZ shared a clip showing the comedian emptying a strategically placed water bottle on the president’s star. Dressed in a suit, 57-year-old Lopez walked over to the pink plaque, gestured to a man with a recording device and pretended to urinate as the water sprinkled onto the ground.
According to TMZ, the Los Angeles Police Department has “received a slew of calls and emails” from people calling for Lopez’s arrest. A spokesperson for LAPD confirms to PEOPLE that it received a “couple of calls” for Lopez’s arrest but that an investigation revealed no crime was committed and there is no open investigation.
The stunt is far from the first time Lopez has expressed his disapproval of Trump. Soon after the president’s election, he shared a drawing of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán holding Trump’s detached head.
In October, Lopez was reportedly booed offstage at a charity event to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes in Denver, Colorado.
According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Lopez cracked jokes about Trump’s border wall, saying, “I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn’t crush the tunnels underneath.”
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, who was said to have donated $250,000 to the center, reportedly asked Lopez to stop making jokes about the U.S. president. “Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men,” Lopez said, according to Page Six.
In what seemed like an attempt to soften the mood, the TV personality said, “Listen, it’s about the kids. … I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is.” He then added, “So I apologize to your white privilege.”