Jay Leno's Mitt Romney joke incenses India's Sikhs

January 24, 2012 - 8:25 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Sikh community isn't finding Jay Leno so funny.

Members of the religious group said they were outraged when the "Tonight Show" host showed a photo of a glittering gold building and claimed it was Republican Mitt Romney's summer home.

It was meant to be a joke about the Republican presidential candidate's wealth. But the building in the photograph is the Golden Temple, the holiest site in the Sikh religion.

Dalbeg Singh, a top Sikh leader, said Tuesday that community leaders would seek an apology from Leno.

India's foreign minister says the government would take the issue up with U.S. authorities.