The Simpsons finally responds to Apu criticism

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: April 9, 2018 7:53:56 pm


Members of the Indian-American community have had issues with Apu.

The long running animated sitcom The Simpsons has addressed the Apu controversy in its No Good Read Goes Unpunished episode. The character has been quite popular, but members of the Indian-American community have had issues with it. It was a caricature and was voiced by a American, Hank Azaria, with an exaggerated Indian accent. There is a reference to Apu and a character says, “something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” The character defined, for many Americans, a typical Indian and resulted in stereotyping.

Not everybody is pleased, though. Hari Kondabolu, an Indian-American comedian, had made a documentary last year called The Problem…

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