George Lopez mistaken for a housekeeper at fancy hotel!
Yes, my dears, George Lopez was mistaken for housekeeping. Tú crees?! I'm dying a little bit inside. Any way you look at it, George Lopez is successful. He's making bank and can afford the finer things in life. Funny thing is that no matter how much money he makes or how nicely he dresses there are some people in this world who upon first sight will look at him and simply assume that he is the help. That's exactly what happened to him during a recent stay at the Dream Hotel in New York City.
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Lopez said at the GQ Gentlemen's Ball that when he was a kid he always got teased for his clothes so he promised himself that he would dress well and look good. Then he adds,
I got a Dolce & Gabbana suit and $3,000 shoes, but the struggle will still continue. Today at the Dream Hotel in room 440, George Lopez had a Prada suit and sport coat, $10,000, delivered to me personally . . . I open the door, he gave me the suit and said, 'You scared me. I thought you were housekeeping.'
Wow, just WOW! Am I surprised that George Lopez would get mistaken for housekeeping? Nope. Not in this country. You can tell me racism, stereotypes and bias are a thing of the past, but you can't make me believe it.
What really gets to me is that this delivery person thought it was a perfectly normal thing to open his mouth and say what he said. Seriously, all I can do is laugh about it uncomfortably and shake my head. I hope that this person takes a moment to examine his preconceptions about people based on their appearance and grows from this experience. I also hope Lopez gave the guy a good fat tip and told him to go buy himself a clue.
I'm not sure how George Lopez handled the situation, but I'm glad he told people about it because I guarantee you this kind of thing happens to people who aren't George Lopez as well and it's really not all that funny.
Won't it be nice when someone who looks like George Lopez gets mistaken for the owner of the hotel?
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