A popular CBS comedy series is under fire for a joke that aired during an episode of the show, with one group demanding an apology from the network. TMZ.com reports that the Navajo Nation was enraged by the joke on the sitcom “Mike & Molly.”
In the episode, Mike’s mother, described in the report as “an Archie Bunker type,” says: “You ever been to Arizona? It’s just a furnace full of drunk Indians.” Some critics apparently feel the joke is racist.
“The joke isn’t sitting well in the Native American community,” the story reports. “A rep for the Navajo Nation tells TMZ, ‘For a show like this displaying us in a negative light is just unacceptable; they are taking a shot at the entire state of Arizona and its indigenous people.’"
The contact added: "An apology would be the right thing to do, but some damage done can’t be fixed in an apology."
CBS had not returned calls at the time of the report.