Jay Leno Takes Shot at Mitt Romney, Upsets Sikh Community

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Mitt Romney's wealth and detachment - perceived or legitimate - from the common voter was certainly evident in Saturday's South Carolina primary results.

It also became fodder for late night comedians, or even Jay Leno for that matter. Sorry. Anyway, furing his monologue on Thursday, Jay got in on the act.

The Tonight Show host presented a clip from The Insider that included photos of the homes of presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Romney.

Only instead of revealing Romney's real summer home, the bit replaced the original shot with one of the Golden Temple of Amristar in India. Check it out:

The joke didn't go over very well with several Sikhs, who view the site as a sacred place. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told reporters:

"[Leno's attempt] at humor is quite unfortunate and quite objectionable," pointing out that "freedom does not mean hurting the sentiments of others."

What's more, a petition organized by members of the U.S. Sikh community claims this isn't the first time Leno has made such derogatory remarks.

"Jay Leno's racist comments need to be stopped right here," reads the petition.

No word on whether Romney's actual house on Lake Winnipesaukee is also made of gold, or how it stacks up with his other 75 residences.

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Funny, tnkahs for sharing ... I may use that on my joke site too.BTW - what did you use to create the header/logo for this page. It looks very professional!

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Jay Leno should crawl back up in Obamas Ass feet 1st. That big head will never fit.

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Get real! Leave good humor out of it.

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