There is an old saying that goes “when you point the finger at someone there are there are often three fingers pointing back at you. This definitely seems to be the case with George Lopez after he made fun of Kirstie Alley after her Dancing With the Stars appearance by calling her a fat pig.
His name calling seems to be more about him than it does about Kirstie. When George looks in the mirror there is no doubt he has not come to grips with his the physical changes that have resulted perhaps due to taking the weight gaining anti rejection medication for his kidney transplant or the resulting excess fluid retention in his body.
His lashing out at Kirstie’s weight may very well be due to the fact that he cannot cope with his own weight gain and subsequent body changes ,resulting self loathe.
If we look back at the re runs of his television sitcom from 2004-2007 we see a much more slender and healthier looking George. Since this photo was taken, his face has become wider and bloated. His present day complexion looks more pallid and looks even more pitted than before as his his eyes now often have more of a budging appearance to them.
LEAVING HIS WIFE WHO SAVED HIS LIFE BECAUSE HE SAYS SHE WAS ‘OVERWEIGHT”
A few months ago I was in the makeup room at CNN and met a beautiful woman who was also having her makeup done in the seat next to me. We were discussing my new book called Toxic Men. She immediately told me that she needed to read that book as she as getting a divorce from her husband.
She then proceed to tell me her name, Ann , and hand me her business card which said Ann Lopez, producer. On the card it also said that she was the producer of George Lopez Productions. It was then that I realized that the Toxic Man she was referring to was comedian George Lopez
She proceeded to tell me how George had an unknown birth defect with kidneys the size of raisins. In 2005 , doctors said he was going to die unless he had a kidney transplant. She volunteered to give him one of her kidneys and he gladly accepted.
Then after saving his life, she found out he was cheating on her with prostitutes by reading the tabloids. She was shocked and demanded a divorce. But to make himself look good, and to make Ann look like the villain in the marriage, Lopez has been telling the press he divorced his wife (who he had been married to since 1990 for 21 years and with whom he had a daughter) because she was overweight.
Ann was a heavy set woman and was always that way since he married her in 1990. She was that way before and after they had their daughter in 1996. Obviously her size never bothered him or he overlooked it because he knew she was a wonderful woman who was devoted to him. In fact in his book Why You Crying? he said
“I want to tell you about a woman I have been married to for ten years, my wife, Ann, who speaking truthfully, saved me from myself. Who saved me from destroying myself because of my background. Who saved me from wasting my life, drinking my life away, never fulfilling my dreams because of what I had come from, and truly believing and loving — truly the first person to ever truthfully, unconditionally love me.”
But the problem was that George didn’t love himself. He couldn’t accept that unconditional love and the Ultimate gift of life from Ann. So what did he do? He sabotaged himself by having affairs with hookers.
INSTEAD OF BASHING HIS OWN WEIGHT GAIN HE BASHES IT OUT ON OTHERS LIKE KIRSTIE
Three weeks after his kidney surgery in 2005 he felt well enough to play golf. According to medical reports he was given anti-kidney rejection drugs. Whether it was the anti-rejection drugs, or the fluid retention from his non transplanted kidney not working, George put on a considerable amount of weight as you can ein the photo.
Instead of addressing his own weight issues, he lashed out on his wife Ann, on Bristol Palin whom he said got heavier after she appeared on DWTS, and now he’s beaten up on Kirstie Alley.
He would have stuck by the Kirstie weight bashing “ joke” if the public had not rebelled in a big way.
People would not accept what he said about her being a pig and neither could Kirstie. In fact she lashed back and called him a “drunk pig” who had a little too much vodka.
People are very sensitive to Kirstie’s plight. They have seen her struggle with weight for years
from being a failed spokesperson for Jenny Craig
The unflattering tabloid ambush shots of her being overweight and eating fattening foods, which also kept her weight battle very public.
She addressed her weight on every talk show and even came on Oprah to show her progress on Jenny Craig as she wore a bikini. Her body language on the show clearly showed how ashamed and uncomfortable and self-conscious she was as she hid her lower body in a gossamer pareo .
She constantly made jokes about her weight. But those jokes were simply to hide her pain and her self-consciousness.
Before she began DWTS, she took off 60 lbs of her own which she said was due to her own weight loss program.
But the real weight loss will come now under Maksim’s guidance. There there is no doubt that Kirstie will be svelte once again.
After witnessing Kirstie’s weight struggle’s throughout the years, the public is sympathetic towards her and wants her to both win and lose – win the mirror ball trophy on DWTS and lose the weight.
As for George, my advice to him is to focus on his own weight loss since the issue of being fat concerns him so much.
Perhaps a stint on DWTS might do him some good as well. www.drlillianglass.com