Late Show: Melissa McCarthy Directs Tammy & Mike and Molly Racist Joke

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Late Show: Melissa McCarthy Mike and Molly Racist Joke

Melissa McCarthy is always catching some kind of flack from somewhere. Only recently she was called a hippo by a movie critic and now her show, Mike and Molly, is getting slammed for a racist joke.

The joke occurred in a recent episode of the show in a scene where Mike’s mother said “Arizona? Why would I want to move to Arizona? It’s nothing but a furnace full of drunk Indians.” It does sound pretty racist and the Navajo nation thinks so as well. They have been pretty livid about the joke since it aired on a show that has become a critical success and sees millions of viewers tuning in for every episode.

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Late Show: Melissa McCarthy Directs Tammy & Mike and Molly Racist Joke

David Letterman will sit down with Melissa McCarthy to talk about the racist joke controversy on Mike and Molly, and she’ll talk about her new movie Tammy. (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

A spokesman for the Navajo nation said an apology would be the right thing to do but added that “some damage done can’t be fixed in an apology.”

Late Show: Melissa McCarthy Tammy Review

Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, are teaming up to direct a new movie together. The raunchy comedy, Tammy, was written by McCarthy and her husband and it was one of the first projects McCarthy signed on for after her breakout role in Bridesmaids.

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The film centers on a woman who is laid off from her job at a Hardee’s, discovers her husband is having an affair and decides to go on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouth and diabetic grandmother. Some of the actors rumored to be filling out the roles in the movie include John Goodman and Shirley MacLaine but those could change at any moment. Coincidentally, the movie almost got shelved as Beth McCarthy left the project last year.

Good think Melissa McCarthy was there to pick it up.

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