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Mike and Molly Makes Racist Reference To “Drunk Indians”; Native American Journalists Association Demands Apology From CBS

By Staff Writer | March 06, 2013 11:22 AM EST

The hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly may have crossed a line when a character on the show referred to Native Americans as "drunk Indians."

Actress Rondi Reed plays main character Mike's mom, Peggy. In an episode that aired last week on CBS, Mike and Peggy were talking about the possibility of Peggy moving to Arizona.

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Peggy replied "Arizona? Why would I move to Arizona? It's nothing but a furnace full of drunk Indians."

The joke insulted Native Americans and prompted the Native American Journalists Association to demand an apology from CBS.

The Inquisitr reports that the President of the Native American Journalists Association, Rhonda LeValdo made a statement saying,

"I think a lot of times people make excuses for when they do those type of jokes or sarcasm ... to me, it's not funny making fun of a minority group. Are we supposed to be the entertainment for mainstream?"

Fans of Mike and Molly went on Facebook to voice their opinions about the Joke.

Deborah L. Denison posted "Never again will I watch "Mike and Molly." This show used to be sweet and funny. Now it has become crass and racist."

"Maddi Turner writes, "drunk Indians, is the kind of comment I would expect from a child who doesn't know any better, but script writers? Your job is to be witty and clever-not racist."

Scrolling through the Facebook comments, it seemed that nobody was coming to the defense of "Mike and Molly." However they are not the first show to make a joke out of racist humor, just look at 'Family Guy' or most of the comics that are out there today.

Not all, but most make a living out of racist humor, some is aimed at others, some is aimed at themselves.  Comics Lisa Lampanelli and Chris Rock have both made racist jokes and their fans love them.

Humor is in the eye of the beholder. "Mike and Molly" is not a racist show. The story follows two over weight characters and their families. If anything, the main characters played by Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell take the brunt of the insults when the rest of the character tease them about their weight.

 

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