• Petitioned NBC - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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NBC - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Stop defaming Sikhs and using derogatory remarks against the Sikh shrines

    1. Petition by

      Harjot Singh Khalsa

      SAN JOSE, CA

On January 19, 2012, Jay Leno, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, showed an illuminated picture of Sri Darbar Sahib and announced to the world that this was the summer home of Republican Party hopeful, Mitt Romney. Romney, a rich businessman – politician, is under fire these days for amassing wealth and paying lesser taxes. This derogatory depiction of Sri Darbar Sahib, as the home of rich, is contrary to the reality and hurtful to the sentiments of the Sikhs.

Keeping in view the sacred importance and the history of Sri Darbar Sahib, Sikh- Americans have protested en-masse by calling up the studios of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and voicing their concern. Calls have also been placed at the NBC offices in New York and San Jose, California.

This is not the first time that this show host has targeted Sikhs in his monologue. Previously,  In 2010, he remarked, falsely so, in his monologue that President Obama could not visit Sri Darbar Sahib because of requirements of wearing a turban. Clearly, Jay Leno’s racist comments need to be stopped right here.

Please sign this online petition and send a strong message that the sentiments of Sikhs worldwide are off limits to his monologues and cannot be used further his TV ratings. The Right to Speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution excludes defamation and spreading hate, incitement and false advertising.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • ranvir singh NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      because it is one of the holiest pilgrimage for sikhs!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Alex Salazar LAREDO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Because Jay Leno is a crook and a terrible man.

    • Amanpreet sandher VERNON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago


    • Harpreet Singh Khalsa NARRE WARREN, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Jay Leno,

      Please don't see just the gold on Harimandir. Our forefathers sacrificed 100s of thousands of lives to protect holiness of that place. Please spare some time to visit that place to know the real picture of that place.

    • Gulsher Bajwa ROSWELL, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Truly insensitive, irresponsible, ignorant and immature on his part. He needs to visit the Darbar Sahib to see and experience that which he does not comprehend.


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