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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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46.

elysummers    

Oh please. My husband is Cherokee, he's the first to make drunken Indian jokes. Relax for Pete's sake.

545 days ago
47.

Loulou    

Ridiculous. Quit whining and get a life.

545 days ago
48.

Sandrine    

Use critical thinking skills when analyzing a problem that a particular ethnicity has. A little bit of empathy would also help too, because regardless alcoholism is not funny.

545 days ago
49.

Buckaroobonzai    

I've worked behind the scenes with the indians... they are serious coke heads. But what would you be if the white man came and killed 99% of your people and left you a small piece of land in return. We destroyed an entire race.

545 days ago
50.

Pete    

awww boo hooo..truth hurts!!

545 days ago
51.

Michelle    

Give me an effing break! Are we supposed to feel the burden of walking on eggshells every time we open our mouths??? I am a medical doctor, female, 36, and blonde....I am called "nurse" by patients who think a physician must have a specific appearance different than mine. I am called "honey" by male physicians AND patients. In the operating room, it can be pretty rough but I stand my ground with these misogynistic, egotistical man-children and give it right back! Does it hurt me? Yes! Could I file sexual discrimination lawsuits against the physicians and the hospitals where I have medical privileges? Yes! But I choose not to because I can handle it. These people who cry discrimination over every little comment need to grow thicker skin and stop making a huge deal over something so damn small. Deal with it!!!

545 days ago
52.

Pam    

This situation is so true throughout many Indian communities, instead of crying foul all the time, start looking for solutions and reasons this is happening in great numbers!

545 days ago
53.

wingfreak    

What damage?

545 days ago
54.

zioncheck    

Jewish people, who make up for most of the people on TV, can make racist jokes about everyone, but you try and make a joke about them and see how they act. They've gotten bad lately. The jews at Saturday Night Live had 'Appalachian Hospital' and you cannot get any more racist than that. But let somebody from the Appalachias laugh at a jew and they7'll be labeled "anti-semite' and drug through the media.

545 days ago
55.

tessa    

truth pisses some people off . . .

545 days ago
56.

LISA    

Movies can be politically incorrect but not TV sitcoms? It’s not like it’s a real person spewing hate … it’s a politically incorrect joke – happens all the time on TV – even on TMZ!

545 days ago
57.

Vince running rabbit    

Wow you guys are racist!

545 days ago
58.

captain chillymost    

FYI The guy in the crying Indian commercial isn't even Indian. He's been fooling people for years. Talk about racist.

545 days ago
59.

Hot Chocolate    

In that context it is way out of line. It's considered racists because if people use a derogatory slur as a joke that may impact real people and real economics then it bears consideration. For people who do not know anything about Native American history in this country, it's offensive.

ALL Natives are not drunks. That's insensitive and can be better handled. native Americans have a great sense of humor but racism in that context is not funny.

545 days ago
60.

Joey    

Any show that has two Fat and sloppy stars should think twice before airing anything that senseless. The woman in the show is a talent-less Fat Pig and the Man who is supposed to be a police officer couldn't be farther from the truth

545 days ago
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