The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has proved once and for all that he really doesn't want to talk about or learn from the criticism around the series' most controversial character: Apu. Groening addressed the Apu controversy in a recent interview with The New York Times , adding basically nothing of value to the conversation that gained widespread traction after the documentary The Problem With Apu by comedian Hari Kondabolu. Apu, an Indian convenience store owner with a stereotypical accent done by white actor Hank Azaria, has long drawn oft-ignored criticism. Matt Groening just showed us why. Earlier this year, Groening and The Simpsons responded to the points brought up in The Problem With Apu with an episode in which Lisa Simpson addresses the audience directly, saying: "Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do? This response was not received well.
As she reads it, she realizes that the book contains offensive stereotypes about Irish- and Latin-Americans. Lisa responds, "Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?
Comedian Hari Kondabolu, who wrote the documentary "The Problem With Apu," which examined harmful stereotypes in pop culture, said it was a "jab Meanwhile, Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, said he would be willing to give up that role. In April, on the "Late Show," Azaria said he's "given this a lot of thought.
Really a lot of thought.
And my eyes have been opened. And I think the most important thing is we have to listen to South Asian people, Indian people in this country, when they talk about what they feel and how they think about this character, and what their American experience of it has been.
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Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Producer creates contest to rewrite 'Simpsons' Apu There's speculation that could happen, after "Castlevania" executive producer and show runner Adi Shankar recently told IndieWire "The Simpsons" has decided to drop the controversial character.
Shankar told the publication he'd gotten the info from "two people who work for 'The Simpsons' and a third source who works directly with creator Matt Groening.
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The Simpsons star Hank Azaria made headlines recently when he announced he would no longer be voicing the series' Indian character Apu. However, the character was in fact quietly phased out. Feb 27, The Simpsons director actually wrote out Apu years ago (Picture: Fox) The Simpsons star Hank Azaria recently explained his reasoning as to why he stepped down from voicing Apu. However, the much. Oct 29, "The Simpsons" has been criticized for portraying Apu in a stereotypical way. The animated character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is an immigrant .
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Matt Groening spoke to 'The New York Times' about the criticisms to the stereotypical 'Simpsons' character thatliz.com: Kellen Beck. "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' ninth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 16, It was written by Richard Appel and directed by Steven Dean Moore. The episode sees Apu Nahasapeemapetilon marry Manjula, and incorporates several cts of Hindu wedding ceremonies, which the writers researched during Directed by: Steven Dean Moore. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character in the animated TV series The thatliz.com is an Indian-American immigrant proprietor who runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and is best known for his catchphrase, "Thank you, come again." He was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head".
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