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'The Simpsons' Addresses Apu Stereotype Controversy



Last November, the documentary The Problem with Apu explored the problematic nature of Apu and looked at how non-South Asians would use the character's exaggerated mannerisms and catchphrases as slurs or as casual racism.

The episode "No Good Read Goes Unpunished" made references to the criticism that the character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon pushed negative stereotypes of South Asian people.
"something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?"







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Tags: film - documentary, race / racism, south asian celebrities, the simpsons (fox)
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