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‘The Simpsons’ Drop Beloved Character Apu From All Future Episodes (Details)

Political correctness wins.

Johnny Salvatore

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Talented actor Hank Azaria has long been the voice of Apu on “The Simpsons.”

Azaria said not long ago he’d be okay if the network decided to go with an Indian actor to replace him.

The reason involves political correctness and the fact that some believe the character makes fun of the Indian-American dialect.

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In other words, Apu being voiced by a white man is wrong and he is portrayed negatively.

It now appears Apu is on his way out.

After a year of controversy surrounding the character of Apu, the hit animated show ‘The Simpsons’ may soon be dropping the character from the show.

The impact and lasting legacy of the fictional Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voiced by Hank Azaria), has been sharply debated since the debut of comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary “The Problem With Apu” in November 2017, which examined the stereotypes about Indian Americans that Apu embodied. The documentary featured several South Asian celebrities and newsmakers, including comedian Aparna Nancherla and actor Kal Penn, as they recalled the way Apu made them reflect on their own identities.

From The Daily Wire:

The cartoon addressed the controversy in an episode where Marge Simpson reads daughter Lisa a book from her own childhood, but realizes it’s offensive by today’s standards.

“Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” Lisa says. A photo of Apu then appears on screen.

It has been confirmed by a ‘Simpsons’ producer. Apu is out.

The Simpsons have confirmed that controversial character Apu will be cut out of future episodes.

The long-running show has come under fire for it’s depiction of Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, with viewers complaining that the character promotes racist stereotypes of people of Indian and Asian descent.

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