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George Lopez may not be doing high kicks on Dancing With the Stars -- but he's proved that he can stoop to new lows. On Wednesday's episode of his TBS show Lopez Tonight, the comedian launched into a tasteless commentary on the season 12 premiere of Dancing With the Stars. He was harsh on all of the celebrity dancers, but Kirstie Alley got the worst of it. Watch the clip, below.
While footage of the show rolled behind him, Lopez, 49, mocked episode winner Ralph Macchio's hair loss, called Wendy Williams a man, and made a tasteless joke about Kendra Wilkinson and Hugh Hefner. Then he showed a clip of Alley, 60, calling her his "favorite female dancer" -- and comparing her, at length, to a pig.
"She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away," said Lopez. "Before the show, she went to the market, and then she had roast beef and this is her going all the way home."
He then played a clip of a pig squealing in a Geico commercial. Classy.
Lopez's cracks about Alley are offensive in so many ways. For one, Lopez himself has a history of weight fluctuation -- talk about the pot calling the kettle chubby! Second, Alley has made no secret of the fact that she has a weight problem. Part of her motivation for going on DWTS in the first place is to lose some weight through exercise. Not to mention that she already lost 60 pounds before going on the show. And honestly, she looks pretty darn good -- not movie-star skinny, but svelte and curvy enough to rock that sequined dress. Plus, regardless of her weight, she was one of the best dancers out there. To focus on her health struggles when she's making a triumphant comeback? Not cool at all. And all this from a guy who starred in an America Ferrera movie called Real Women Have Curves!
Yet Alley, who is the first to joke about her own weight, doesn't seem to be too bothered by the comments. On Thursday, she struck back on Twitter, saying that Lopez was nothing but a mean drunk.
Don't worry about George's comments," the actress tweeted. "Just remember what happens to the big bad, drunk woolf...falls in a boiling pot of vodka. Piggy laughs."
Lopez has admitted to problems with alcohol in his past, so Kirstie's comment is a low blow -- but no lower than making fun of a woman's appearance to get a cheap laugh.
Lopez subsequently apologized to Alley, tweeting: "I misjudged the joke. No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie."
Alley is having none of it, however. She took to Twitter this morning with a response that referenced the kidney that Lopez's ex-wife Ann donated to him in 2005. "@georgelopez I don't need or want ur apology," she wrote. "I want your kidney dude..on behalf of ur X and all the women uv insulted...give it back." Ouch.