By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 13, 2018 8:05 pm


Hank Azaria has voiced the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons

Hank Azaria, the voice actor known for his work in long running animated sitcom The Simpsons, has said that the show will address the Apu controversy in future. Azaria voices the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The character has been quite popular, but members of the Indian-American community had issues with it. It was a caricature and was voiced by a American with an exaggerated Indian accent.

Hari Kondabolu, an Indian-American comedian, had last year made a documentary called The Problem With Apu, in which he had alleged that the character created negative stereotypes against Indians in the United States. In a Television Critics Associationpanel discussion, Hank Azaria said, “The idea that anybody,…

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