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Mel B

Booed AGAIN on 'AGT'

... Over a Black Joke

4/9/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mel B
isn't winning any hearts and minds in the "America's Got Talent" audience ... sources tell TMZ, she just got booed AGAIN ... this time over an arguably racist joke.

Sources at the NYC auditions tell TMZ, a comedian took the stage moments ago and began to tell a joke about how black taxi drivers are more entertaining than other taxi drivers ... and Mel buzzed him.

She said, "I found it really offensive. There was no need to do a stereotypical black joke. It was not funny." But the audience disagreed ... booing Mel for hitting the red button. 

Fellow judge Howie Mandel then asked the audience if they thought the joke was offensive ... and the audience replied with a loud NO.

Howard Stern said Mel lacked a sense of humor and Heidi Klum chimed in, saying, "There will always be jokes made about being black and white ... I agree with you that we should laugh about it."

So we gotta ask ...

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61.

Stop It    

Shes doing what they pay her for.

507 days ago
62.

BradDavis    

This is Obamas New black country.

507 days ago
63.

Lena5420    

Mel B needs to lighten up and I don't think she is a good fit. AGT don't make the same mistake as AI by not firing the person that causes the most issues and will cause ratings to.drop. be smart do what X Factor.did with Cheryl Cole and drop Mel B now.

507 days ago
64.

KCINDY    

Some people are just ignorant....Mel I get it no one should be the butt of anyone's joke!

507 days ago
65.

Angel     

Hey i'm black and you best believe blacks have endless white people jokes and white people laugh right along with us. We also don't know what the joke was so we really cant judge

507 days ago
66.

Raphaloujo    

Jokes about Cultural and ethnic stereotypes can be humorous to some degree ex- White folks smell like wet dogs and potato chips after the rain or when wet, Black folks always get killed first in any horror film have some humor to them. but an out right Racist joke that is made to cause discrimination and is told in a way to be oppressing can be seen as offensive.

507 days ago
67.

aB*    

For tmz to ask "can racism be funny is irrelevant because the joke wasnt racist to begin wit!

506 days ago
68.

aB*    

Heres the thing: things don't become racist until the person crying about says so. It was a joke nobody would've thought twice about it until Mel made it "racist"

506 days ago
69.

Joan    

It's a good thing all of those white people were there to let her know the joke wasn't racist.

506 days ago
70.

Joan    

It's a good thing all of those white people were there to let her know the joke wasn't racist.

506 days ago
71.

Julie    

People who have not experienced discrimination/racism would not necessarily recognize or care about it, because everything has been designed to benefit them.They are always quick to shoot it down. There's nothing funny about people telling you to "get over" something that is STILL running rampant. The only way racism will die is if the playing field is truly leveled..but women can't even get the equal pay for doing equal work... so yeah.

503 days ago
72.

stan h    

This is America's original White Trash talent showed, filled with C- performances and over production. I prefer the Gong Show, if you don't know this show Google it and you will find similarities.

487 days ago
73.

stan h    

This is America's original White Trash talent showed, filled with C- performances and over production. I prefer the Gong Show, if you don't know this show Google it and you will find similarities.

487 days ago
74.

knows talent    

you are giving this washed up spice girl to much publicity, she is a no one,

467 days ago
75.

dangit    

Can someone tell me she's even on AGT? Does she need a job? Then she should STFU. Get rid of her ...

449 days ago
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