The Simpsons addresses Apu racial stereotype controversy

The Simpsons addresses Apu racial stereotype controversy
 

The latest episode of the Simpsons has addressed controversy surrounding Indian character Apu for the first time.
Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu made a documentary last year, saying the character was founded on racial stereotypes.
Sunday's episode made a nod to the accusations, but some viewers found it insufficient.
Others defended the show and said all its characters were stereotypes.
Shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been part of the long-running animation series since 1990 and is voiced by a white actor, who puts on a heavy Indian accent.
Mr Kondabolu told the BBC last year... read more

 
9 April 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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