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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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91.

kitnplayn    

RACISTS FEEL UNLOVED, so they attack people who ARE loved. It really has nothing to do with race, because if race were not on the table, they would still find some other aspect to attack those who are loved, because racists are insecure within themselves.

426 days ago
92.

kitnplayn    

I really liked Michael Clark-Duncan. To his family, I am sorry for your loss, and I am sorry you have been targeted. I would also implore you to look long and hard at whether Amorosa had anything to do with this, because it has her handiwork written all over it.

Sign me...a white girl who judges people on the content of their character, not the colour of their skin.

426 days ago
93.

Sweets    

If this was meant to be racist, then shame on the person doing it, but to me it looks like something a child would leave. My boys always put rocks, sticks and sea shells on their grandfathers grave. It was a sign of love.
If this were really done by a racist I would expect to see this spray painted and not a tiny, cute, black cat.
I loved to watch this man play his loving, unique characters and was heart broken when he passed.

426 days ago
94.

Cindy    

Whoever did it should go to jail.

426 days ago
95.

Rick    

Can the man not rest in peace...what kind of ******* would do this?

426 days ago
96.

aretha123    

Why would people do that peopl e dont have a f--king heart they would not like that if sombody would have did that to one of they family members

426 days ago
97.

Tony    

Looks like a someone visiting left him a smiling emoticon... In good conscious i couldnt make the sambo connection .. Felix the cat is not minstral black face or sambo, its just a black cat cartoon and i wouldnt go attaching negative connotation to cartoons.. It was just a fan paying respects and leaving a smile behind..

426 days ago
98.

Martie    

Looks like Felix the cat (old cartoon) to me...

426 days ago
99.

donji    

This is just wrong Michael doesn't deserve this B.S. he lived his life with dignity,and should be remembered that way!

426 days ago
100.

CountryGal    

lol@this!! Homies pull the race card for everything these days. Get a life! Go get jobs and go to school.

426 days ago
101.

donhellbound@aol.com    

oh my God thats the most horrible,racist thing i've ever seen,right up there with nooses and spray painted letters kkk.oh the humanity.

426 days ago
102.

ray    

thats felix the cat!!!!!not a black face!!

426 days ago
103.

RAY    

THAT NOT A BLACK FACE THATS FELIX THE CAT!!!~

426 days ago
104.

Jen    

Stupid racist desecrators, Sambo was an Indian Tamil child, not an African or African American, so if they left that "Sambo" face (which looks like a cat to me too) as an insult, they didn't even get it right! Ignorant, gross people did that to a lovely man and actor. Shame on them!

426 days ago
105.

Matthew Marsillo    

This is so right in so many ways for Michael Clarke Duncan was a great and very commanding Academy Award Nominated actor and should be allowed to rest in peace!! God bless him and his family and hope they find the racist idiot that did this travesty!!

426 days ago
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