UK lawmakers complain over Jay Leno joke

2012-01-26 19:15

London - British lawmakers say Prime Minister David Cameron should complain to the United States over a Jay Leno routine which joked about the holiest site in the Sikh religion.

In a motion published at Parliament on Thursday, two legislators said Leno had shown a complete misunderstanding of the Sikh faith.

Leno made a joke on January 19 on the Tonight Show in the US, when he showed a photo of an impressive gold building and claimed it was Republican Mitt Romney's summer home.

The site was actually the Golden Temple, a revered Sikh site.

British opposition Labour Party lawmakers Virendra Shrama and John McDonnell proposed a motion demanding Cameron call on the US to show more respect toward Sikhs.

The move does not compel Cameron to take any action.

 

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