Jay Leno Sued Over Sikh Mitt Romney Joke

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Jay Leno is facing more than criticism over his recent joke at Mitt Romney's expense. A Bakersfield, Calif., resident is suing him over the Sikh comedic bit.

The punchline of the joke was that Romney, the very wealthy businessman and GOP presidential candidate, spends his summers in a solid gold palace.

Jay pulled up a photo of India's Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, an extremely sacred building in the eyes of the Sikh people.

There's been a lot of outrage among Sikhs, but one man, Dr. Randeep Dhillon took his religious fervor one step further, filing a libel lawsuit against Leno.

Dhillon claims Jay is responsible for encouraging hatred and ridicule of his religion and is suing for general and punitive damages. The rationale there?

According to Randeep, Leno's Mitt Romney joke "falsely portrays the holiest place in the religion instead as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh."

LOL. Not to encourage Randeep suing us as well, but come on dog.

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I like the short lines at Sports authority ,thats why i'm voting for Mitt Romney.

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so effing dumb! The shit ppl suppositly get upset about. Mre like dude wnts sum money so lets sue sue sue. Damn i think ive seen lots of baptist churches on tv too can i sue??? Hes the one who formed the opinion of hate, when i seen it i neva had that thought in my head for a second! Guess that says alot about that good ol doctor

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Take your head out of that cloud of ignorance and see reality 'yo'.

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