Mario Lopez Hit With Backlash After Posting Republican Tweet
Mario Lopez dared to post a conservative tweet last night, and he's receiving tons of backlash for it from the liberal mob.
Mario Lopez of “Saved By The Bell” fame is being hit with backlash on social media after he posted a tweet that is being widely shared by conservatives on Election Day.
‘Before You Vote…’
“Before you vote: Go grocery shopping, gas up your car, pay your bills, look at your 401K. Then vote,” the tweet reads.
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) November 7, 2022
It didn’t take long for liberals to lose their minds in the replies of Lopez’s tweet.
“Can I look in my daughter’s eyes instead and break the news to her that Slater is all for gutting climate change protections and taking away abortion and voting rights?” wrote Ethan Sacks, who is a writer for Marvel.
Can I look in my daughter's eyes instead and break the news to her that Slater is all for gutting climate change protections and taking away abortion and voting rights?
— Ethan Sacks (@ethanjsacks) November 8, 2022
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Backlash Against Lopez Escalates
That was only the beginning of the backlash against Lopez for simply expressing conservative views:
Before you choose to watch any shows that Mario Lopez is on, remember you can change the station and watch someone who cares about what happens to you.
— Lisa Thomas (@LisaMarieT11) November 8, 2022
I really wish you weren’t saved by that bell.
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@HStarshot) November 8, 2022
Maybe look at the racist, homophobic, misogynistic messaging from your party and explain why money is more important to you than being a decent person.
— NotafanofTrump/parody 🌊🌻 (@ducksinmypool) November 8, 2022
Did all of the above and voted blue. You didn’t mention women’s rights or democracy which is why your team loses.
— Melissa (not a parody) OfMusk 💙🌊🌻💙🌊🌻 (@Meltart) November 8, 2022
Then remember the party who didn’t want your parents to emigrate from Mexico and then vote
— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) November 8, 2022
Didn’t know that you were part of the Scott Baio group. Here’s hoping that your career goes as well as his the last few years
— ICCool (@ICCooler) November 8, 2022
One Twitter user stooped so low as to bring up a rape allegation against Lopez from 1993 that did not result in any charges, according to The Los Angeles Times.
while we’re all looking at things, let’s look at this old chestnut✨ pic.twitter.com/v5axfKRCGU
— sean paul mahoney (@seanpaulmahoney) November 8, 2022
Thankfully, there were some conservatives who came to Lopez’s defense:
It's pretty funny that everyone knows which party he's bashing. A bit telling on the state of things. Even funnier that people are so mad about it without him saying which party is somehow worse 😂😭
— aTROLLwithBlades (@TROLLwithBlades) November 8, 2022
Maybe if I didn’t have to go to work to pay bills and feed my family I could consider the lifestyle choices of other but today is not one of those days
— Zac (@Zaxbez) November 8, 2022
Going Red across the board for the first time in my life.
— Mark 🇺🇲🇲🇽 (@santomarkos) November 8, 2022
Lopez’s tweet came as a surprise to many since he has made a point of staying quiet about politics, something he eluded to earlier this year in an Instagram post. However, it should be noted that many conservative entertainers feel that they have no choice but to remain silent about their political views, given the fact that Hollywood is run by radical liberals who will do everything in their power to blacklist anyone who expresses rightwing opinions.
Lopez’s History With Liberal Mob
Lopez has already experienced what it’s like to be targeted by the leftwing mob. Back in 2019, he received backlash after he told the conservative media personality Candace Owens that he feels it’s “dangerous” for parents to support their transgender children. He said this after Owens pointed out that Lopez’s son has “boyish” interests as she called out the “weird trend” of celebrities allowing their children to choose their gender identity.
“I’m kind of blown away, too,” Lopez said in response, according to NBC News. “I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination.”
“It’s sort of alarming, and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” he continued, going on to add, “When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.”
mario lopez’s Wikipedia page: Jesus the internet is fast pic.twitter.com/0nxB9DwuEN
— zackathanmanman (@WetSandSSBU) July 31, 2019
After receiving tons of backlash for this from the left, Lopez backed down and issued an apology.
“I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself,” Lopez said in a statement. “Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
However, this apology only resulted in Lopez getting attacked by conservatives who were disappointed to see him caving to the liberal mob:
The worst thing Mario Lopez did was apologize.
What are you apologizing for?
Stand by what you said or shut the hell up!!
These people are psychologically abusing their kids.
They are still pissing in bed, what do they know about being Trans?
Its abuse. I wont apologize!
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) July 31, 2019
It seems clear that Lopez is a conservative who has realized that in order to continue working in Hollywood, he must keep his rightwing views to himself. We applaud him for having the guts to post his latest pro-Republican tweet, and we hope he stays strong in the face of the hateful leftwing backlash that he’s receiving for it!