For Discussion: Mel B Booed On America’s Got Talent For Chastising Contestant Over “Black Jokes”, Are Racism Or Racist Jokes Ever Funny?

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Don’t be mad Mel, we’re sure he was only trying to “spice” things up, right?

Mel B Booed On America’s Got Talent For Chastising Contestant Over Stereotypical Black Joke

According to TMZ reports:

Mel B isn’t winning any hearts and minds in the “America’s Got Talent” audience … sources tell TMZ, she just got booed AGAIN … this time over an arguably racist joke.

Sources at the NYC auditions tell TMZ, a comedian took the stage moments ago and began to tell a joke about how black taxi drivers are more entertaining than other taxi drivers … and Mel buzzed him.

She said, “I found it really offensive. There was no need to do a stereotypical black joke. It was not funny.” But the audience disagreed … booing Mel for hitting the red button.

Fellow judge Howie Mandel then asked the audience if they thought the joke was offensive … and the audience replied with a loud NO.

Howard Stern said Mel lacked a sense of humor and Heidi Klum chimed in, saying, “There will always be jokes made about being black and white … I agree with you that we should laugh about it.”

Have you ever laughed at racist jokes? Are there certain race jokes that are too sensitive to deserve a laugh? What do you think of the white folks (Howard Stern and Heidi Klum) reaction to the joke?

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