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Navajo Nation

'Mike & Molly' Joke

IS RACIST!!!

3/3/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

030113_mikeandmindy_launchThe Navajo Nation is LIVID after a joke aired on "Mike & Molly" ... calling Native Americans a bunch of drunks ... and now the group is demanding an apology from CBS.

In case you missed it, Mike's mother on the show -- an Archie Bunker type -- says, "You ever been to Arizona? It's just furnace full of drunk Indians."

The joke isn't sitting well in the Native American community. A rep for the Navajo Nation tells TMZ,  "For a show like this displaying us in a negative light is just unacceptable, they are taking a shot at the entire state of Arizona and its indigenous people."

The rep says, "An apology would be the right thing to do, but some damage done can't be fixed in an apology."

Calls to CBS weren't returned.

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tdr9    

These things happen. We need more news

570 days ago
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idiots_abound    

I never see any Irish groups protesting when someone makes a drunken Irishman joke. If the character on the show us crass and insensitive, you have to let it go. My God "Family Guy" makes those type of jokes every 90 seconds.

570 days ago
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JDizzle    

Yikes!

570 days ago
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judy jetson    

Apologist my ass!! Too much political correctness.

570 days ago
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Dice2013    

Who still calls Native Americans indians? That is offensive alone. Just pure ignorance.

570 days ago
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EasilyHard    

That show sux so hard AMERICA WILL WATCH ANYTHING!!!! Karwreckdashian voice

570 days ago
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Prettysdiddy    

"Drunk Indians"!?! Everyone knows Arizona is full of illegal Mexicans. Smh

570 days ago
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BigJigga304    

What was the reps name 'Dtonto'?

570 days ago
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DarkEydDeviL    

Seriously, this country is crazy. Political correctness is going to kill us! First of all, it was a joke. Second of all, consider the source... it wasn't said by the educated, nice, level headed characters... it was said by an old, bitter, Archey Bunker type female. It WAS out of line, which is why it is funny. Does anybody know what a damn joke is? How can you tell a joke without making fun of someone or something?

570 days ago
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ladyinred    

I'm Navajo and when I heard that joke...I laughed it off...Some Natives take that sh*t way to personally...Getting their panties in a bunch over nothing...smh

570 days ago
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The_Darrell    

The only thing that offends me here is how poorly written that show is.

570 days ago
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The_Darrell    

The only thing that should offend anyone here, is how badly written that show is.

570 days ago
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CrimsonLove81    

Living one rhe AZ border and 5I miles from the Avi Indian Casino I can say that statement is pretty dead on, at least for this area. Stereotypes exist for a reason. The phrase "drunk as 10I indians" can paint a pretty accurate descriptive picture. I'm part native american and I had a laugh from it. People are so uptight and PC these days. Takes the fun out pf it. Don't like the reference? Donate some of your casino funds to take care of your iwn people instead of enabling them with fire water and slot machines.

570 days ago
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Tony626    

Haha racism is funny as long as it isnt against black people! Score another for liberal hypocrisy!

570 days ago
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Me    

Society is way too sensitive. GET OVER IT. It was a joke. Let it go. OMG......"Seriously, this country is crazy. Political correctness is going to kill us! First of all, it was a joke. Second of all, consider the source... it wasn't said by the educated, nice, level headed characters... it was said by an old, bitter, Archey Bunker type female. It WAS out of line, which is why it is funny. Does anybody know what a damn joke is? How can you tell a joke without making fun of someone or something?" EXACTLY.

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