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Simpsons is dropping the character Apu to ‘avoid the controversy’
Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2018 | John Sexton

Posted on 10/27/2018 6:18:54 AM PDT by C19fan

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired so let’s end on a lighter note. Long-running character Apu is going to be written out of the Simpsons forever. There has been controversy about the character, who speaks in a stereotypical Indian accent, for several years. Earlier this year producer Adi Shankar launched a spec script competition looking to somehow subvert or possibly put an end to the character. Shankar doesn’t work on the Simpsons but was hoping that if the idea caught on and the spec script was good enough, maybe the show would embrace the idea and produce it. But today Shankar told Indie Wire that he has heard the Simpsons plans to simply drop the character without much fanfare:

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TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: apu; pc
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Another scalp for the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs).
1 posted on 10/27/2018 6:18:54 AM PDT by C19fan
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Cheese eating surrender monkeys.


2 posted on 10/27/2018 6:27:03 AM PDT by lizma2
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Of course, the hillbillie white redneck accent is acceptible!!! Why not make all characters of all shows computer generated? -sarc


3 posted on 10/27/2018 6:27:38 AM PDT by albie
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Better to have NO Indian at all.

That makes sense. I suspect other characters of color will just not be depicted for fear of offending someone, somewhere.

I am really disappointed in Groening — I thought he was really anti-PC.


4 posted on 10/27/2018 6:28:02 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Always believe women except: clinton rape, ellison assault, booker groping, ted kennedy murder)
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Poor Apu.

Shot in his store by some “undocumented” MS-13 beaner “Dreamer”?


5 posted on 10/27/2018 6:33:10 AM PDT by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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He will die of an opioid overdose.


6 posted on 10/27/2018 6:33:45 AM PDT by rwilson99 (How exactly would John 3:16 not apply to Mary?)
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lol, yeah, they will drop him from a plane. The Simpsons thrives on controversy.


7 posted on 10/27/2018 6:36:54 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (what a mess we got ourselves into)
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Will never watch another episode, I knew they’d eventually cave to the PC crowd


8 posted on 10/27/2018 6:39:31 AM PDT by Trump-a-licious
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Gutless.


9 posted on 10/27/2018 6:39:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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btw, are the dropping Ned Flanders as his character is an out of proportion stereotype of Christians?

what about groundskeeper Willie? Scots are not like he is represented...such bigotry.


10 posted on 10/27/2018 6:41:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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So it is okay ro get rid of Indians because they’re offensive? Have they asked Indian people or is this just another example of privileged white college liberals acting offended and speaking for everyone else? Is the Scottish janitor next?


11 posted on 10/27/2018 6:45:53 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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Haven’t watched the show since 2002, and this really makes me sad.

The guy was a admirable character that loved his job, family, and loved being an american + he was a proud gun owner.


12 posted on 10/27/2018 6:48:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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I knew it was coming..I will never watch another episode, Oh wait, I stopped watching in the 90’s.. except an occational halloween episode..


13 posted on 10/27/2018 6:50:26 AM PDT by Ikeon (Money, its a hit, dont give me that do goody good bull sh*t.)
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To: C19fan

So now portraying an accent is racist?


14 posted on 10/27/2018 6:50:49 AM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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To: subterfuge

“Thank you, come again.”


15 posted on 10/27/2018 6:52:00 AM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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Apu was one of the few normal characters on the show ... successful small business owner, common sense, etc. ... yes, that’s definitely a terrible was to depict east indians ...


16 posted on 10/27/2018 6:55:10 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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Stupidity. Sheer stupidity


17 posted on 10/27/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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No biggie to me. I’ve never watched the show.


18 posted on 10/27/2018 7:04:22 AM PDT by ealgeone (SCRIPTURE DOES NOT CHANGE!)
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And he has octuplets.


19 posted on 10/27/2018 7:05:05 AM PDT by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Trump-a-licious

I watch a few episodes on FX every so often.


20 posted on 10/27/2018 7:08:06 AM PDT by wally_bert (I will competently make sure the thing is done incompetently.)
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