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Michael Clarke Duncan's Tomb

VANDALIZED BY RACIST

... Family Says

5/24/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524-michael-clark-duncan-tmzSome racist jerk has desecrated Michael Clark Duncan's grave ... this according to a Duncan family rep, who tells TMZ a vandalism report has already been filed with the police.

We're told ... a family friend stopped by Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to deliver flowers to the spot where MCD was interred in Sept. 2012 ... when she noticed a figure of a cartoonish black face had been attached to the center of MCD's tomb.

The friend believes the black face is an image of "Sambo" -- a character that has long been considered an offensive and racist depiction of a black person.

MCD's friends and family were shocked by the discovery -- wondering what kind of lowlife would desecrate Michael's final resting spot.

We're told the family contacted the LAPD -- and were told the incident could be considered a hate crime. Cops are currently investigating the situation. 

The family tells us ... Forest Lawn immediately removed the "Sambo" from MCD's tomb -- but they won't be satisfied until they find out who violated the tomb.

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31.

DTD    

I loved the guys work, but I would hardly call that vandalism or desecration.

463 days ago
32.

tessa    

I adored MCD and could care less the color of his skin. But folks just gotta get over this being offended at every little thing. He was black. So what?

463 days ago
33.

Sarah    

I have been to Maila Nurmi's (a.k.a. Vampira) burial site several times and she has the same rock next to her headstone. I don't think it has anything to do with racism at all. Here are some photos from 3 different visits to Vampira's burial site with the rock visible in every photo.

04.22.2013
http://tinypic.com/r/5x4rgy/5

04.15.2013
http://tinypic.com/r/4h8qie/5

10.16.2012
http://tinypic.com/r/2uh4e47/5

463 days ago
34.

CoreyPain718    

LOL @ Cowardly whites...... this is so typical! Truly the weasels of the world, so fear filled and pathetic.

463 days ago
35.

static    

That's a really far stretch to see something racist there.

463 days ago
36.

DownSouth    

Bull chit. That is not a racist black face. That's Mr. BILL! "Oh Nooo!!!" Dumbfkn b.s. hate crime perpetuators of bogus racism. Go to hell.

463 days ago
37.

Susan62509    

That is a pic of Felix the Cat who was a popular t.v. cartoon for many years.

463 days ago
38.

SuzieQ    

I thought MCD was a great actor and so nice as well. It's sad that some people don't respect public and private property, and things like vandalizing happen. But If the grave doesn't even have a plaque or marker on it, how would vandals know who's grave that was, and specifically if it was MCD's grave. So how could race have anything to do with it.? My hope since it's so tiny and not painted on is that a person maybe a child visiting the cemetery, seen the grave and thought it looked bare and placed something they had with them on it.

463 days ago
39.

Jamoak    

It was probably that human trash bag Omarossa doing for publicity...

463 days ago
40.

D-INCARNATION    

Thring to make something out of nothing

463 days ago
41.

1Asia    

@ jamoak. You took the thought right out of my head. LMAO. This has Omarosa's name written all over it.

463 days ago
42.

Soda pop    

Hardest thing to be in this country a black male

463 days ago
43.

Just_Me    

A fcking shame! He's in a much better place than the a-holes who did this will be. I hope they go to hell with gasoline soaked drawers.

463 days ago
44.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

That's A Cat


And Why Would "Sambo" Be Any More
Offensive Than "Uncle Ben" Or Aunt Jemima ?


Good God TMZ,Just Stick To Your
Gay Stories.

463 days ago
45.

Shmyko29    

How disrespectful & shameful!!

463 days ago
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