George Lopez slams ‘inadequate’ casino where he ended sold-out show early: ‘Unsafe environment’

George Lopez is firing back at the venue where he ended his sold-out show early because of heckling crowd members.

Eagle Mountain Casino revealed Friday that the 63-year-old comedian walked out of his show 30 minutes before it was scheduled to end and blamed his security team who could’ve “easily escorted any hecklers out.”

The casino said that Lopez “let down his fans and sold out audience” by leaving early.

George Lopez at a SAG-AFTRA Foundation event on May 17, 2024. Getty Images

Lopez’s rep responded to the casino’s claims in a statement to The Post.

“It’s the venue or casino’s job to provide a good experience for both the artist and the fans, but the casino failed in this regard,” a spokesperson for Lopez said.

“The audience was overserved and unruly, and the casino staff was unable to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the artist and guests. George’s personal security team worked with the venue security staff to maintain order, ensure safety, and eject disruptive individuals.

George Lopez at the 12th SCAD TVfest in Atlanta on February 10, 2024. Getty Images for SCAD
George Lopez in Culver City, California on May 7, 2022. Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles

“Unfortunately, the casino security team was not adequate to accomplish this task,” the rep continued. “George is not obligated to perform in an unsafe environment. He feels badly that those who came to see the show were unable to do so as a result.”

The Post has reached out to Eagle Mountain Casino for comment.

Eagle Mountain Casino. Google Maps
Eagle Mountain Casino. Google Maps

The casino, which is located in Porterville, California, and holds 2,000 people, put out a statement about Lopez’s show on Facebook Friday, and said that it was unnecessary for the “Blue Beetle” star to leave early.

“He could have provided us an opportunity to allow our security and team to escort any hecklers out since his own private security did not,” the venue said. “George decided to not continue with the show and leave.”

A pre-show meeting had also been reportedly held to form a plan in case hecklers did manage to interrupt the show.

George Lopez at a SAG-AFTRA Foundation event in LA. Getty Images
George Lopez at a celebrity gold event in California on April 29, 2024. Getty Images

Fans on social media claimed the person who interrupted the show wasn’t a heckler, but instead people showing Lopez support.

“It was not like he had 100 people heckling him,” one person claimed on Facebook. “Maybe like 4. All it was was people yelling we love you and making references to old jokes. Nothing bad in my opinion happen tonight for George Lopez to walk out!!”

“‘Can I buy you a drink’ is all she said to you,” one user commented under a post from Lopez on X, formerly Twitter.

George Lopez at a SAG-AFTRA Foundation event. Getty Images

Employees at the casino also shared their frustration with the fiasco.

“Took my facilities team and I, 3 days midnight to 8 am (twice) to set up the event center for that dude. And both times he bailed on us and our casino,” the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor for the casino commented. “I hope we never bring him back.”

Fans paid at least $65 to see Lopez at Eagle Mountain Casino.

The “Smurfs 2” star previously had to cancel his show at the venue on April 20 due to a medical emergency, which set up Friday night as the rain date.

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