Guys, Seriously, Buck Up

I think you’re being way over sensitive here

Minister Vayalar Ravi termed the gag by “The Tonight Show” host as “quite unfortunate and quite objectionable” and said the Indian embassy in Washington would raise the issue, the Press Trust of India reported on Monday.

In a dig at Mr Romney’s privileged background during a show last week, Leno used a photo of the ornate Sikh shrine in the northwestern Indian city of Amritsar during a segment on the vacation homes of US Republican presidential candidates.

Angry members of the Sikh community in the US circulated an online petition protesting the “derogatory depiction” of the Golden Temple, adding that “Jay Leno’s racist comments need to be stopped right here”.

It’s not a bad gag by Leno, really. The proper response to this is to just laugh at them, but I’m sure NBC will issue some mealy-mouthed response saying “we apologize for any offense”.

Whereas I’d just say “I’m sikh of people with no sense of humor!”

4 Responses to “Guys, Seriously, Buck Up”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Why is my head now endlessly repeating “quite unfortunate and quite objectionable” IN AN INDIAN ACCENT?!?!?!


  2. Syd B. says:

    Anyone who has spent time with Indians will back me up here when I say that they are, bar none, the cheapest SOB’s on the planet. Thus:

    How was wire invented?
    Two marwaris spotted the same coin.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    the cheapest SOB’s on the planet.

    Oh, bullshit. You haven’t met Bingley. If it’s not booze or food related, the shrieking squeak is audible clean to Ohio.

  4. Syd B. says:

    OK, how do you know how many Sikhs live in your town?

    Roll a quarter down the street and count how many chase it. Then subtract one to account for the guy who got it. BINGLEY!

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