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George Lopez wasn’t afraid to talk about show getting canceled on “Lopez Tonight” yesterday — but he told the crowd that he was being fired because of the color of his skin.

Lopez — whose voice was featured in the “Smurfs” movie — was talking about how Sony has greenlit a “Smurfs” sequel during his monologue … and quipped, “So today I lost some work because I’m brown, but I got some work because I’m blue!”

Is Lopez REALLY blaming race … or was he just trying to crack a bad joke?

[TMZ]

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