Skip to comments.Simpsons is dropping the character Apu to ‘avoid the controversy’
Posted on 10/27/2018 6:18:54 AM PDT by C19fan
Its Friday afternoon and Im tired so lets 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 doesnt 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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Cheese eating surrender monkeys.
Of course, the hillbillie white redneck accent is acceptible!!! Why not make all characters of all shows computer generated? -sarc
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.
Shot in his store by some “undocumented” MS-13 beaner “Dreamer”?
He will die of an opioid overdose.
lol, yeah, they will drop him from a plane. The Simpsons thrives on controversy.
Will never watch another episode, I knew they’d eventually cave to the PC crowd
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.
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?
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.
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..
So now portraying an accent is racist?
“Thank you, come again.”
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 ...
Stupidity. Sheer stupidity
No biggie to me. I’ve never watched the show.
And he has octuplets.
I watch a few episodes on FX every so often.
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