Jay Leno Causes Diplomatic Incident With Throwaway Slideshow Joke
Big week for NBC late night hosts getting sued for unexpected reasons! The Bol Punjabi All Regions Community Organization is suing Jay Leno and NBC after Leno showed a slide show in which he joked that Mitt Romney’s summer home was the Sikh holy shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. The suit claims the joke “exposed Sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt and ridicule because it portrayed the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh.” India’s foreign ministry has also lodged a formal complaint with the State Department. I guess it’s possible that Jay Leno really has it in for all Sikhs, but it’s also possible that the show messed up and didn’t realize the religious importance of the image they were using. Regardless, a Diplomatic Incident has been Caused, and Capital Letters will be Used to indicate the Importance of that Incident.