Sikhs Seethe After Jay Leno ‘Golden Temple’ Gag
The US has defended comedian Jay Leno’s right to free speech after India condemned a reference he made to the holiest Sikh shrine.
A Leno skit showed the Golden Temple of Amritsar as the summer home of Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Mr Romney has faced questions over his wealth and many Sikhs are angry the temple has been depicted as a place for the rich.
The Sikh community has launched an online petition over the comment.
An Indian minister called Leno’s comments “objectionable” and said “freedom does not mean hurting the sentiments of others”.