The Indian government is mad at the United States because Jay Leno made a joke where he put up pictures of the homes owned by presidential candidates and used a picture of the Sikh Golden Temple in that country as Mitt Romney’s house.
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told reporters: “It is quite unfortunate and quite objectionable that such a comment has been made after showing the Golden Temple.”
Mr Ravi said the Indian embassy would take up the matter with the US state department, the Press Trust of India reported.
He said: “The Golden Temple is the Sikh community’s most sacred place… The American government should also look at this kind of thing.
“Freedom does not mean hurting the sentiments of others… This is not acceptable to us and we take a very strong objection for such a display.”
And one American Sikh has filed a libel suit against Leno for it:
There’s been a lot of outrage among Sikhs over the clip — but one man in California named Dr. Randeep Dhillon took his religious fervor one step further … filing a libel lawsuit against the late night host, claiming Leno is responsible for encouraging hatred and ridicule of his religion.
According to Randeep, the Romney joke “falsely portrays the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh”
Yeah, good luck with that. Could you at least try to get mad over a comedian that’s funny? Sue Doug Stanhope, he needs the publicity. Maybe we should sue Jay Leno for sucking so much.