Political Correctness: A Well-Loved Simpsons Character May Never Be The Same After A Comedian Cries Racism

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Liberals crying racism over “The Simpsons” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon might soon see some big changes to the beloved American sitcom.

Voice actor Hank Azaria, the man behind Apu as well as other characters on the show, told a reporter at TMZ that he and others at “The Simpsons” are “thinking about” making altercations in light of all the recent criticism.

Most of the outrage stems from a recent 50-minute-long TruTV documentary “The Problem With Apu,” where comedian Hari Kondabolu claims Apu’s character helped solidify negative stereotypes against Indian-Americans.

“The documentary made some really interesting points,” Azaria told TMZ, “and it gave us a lot at The Simpsons to think about… it’s really upsetting that that was offensive or hurtful to anybody.”

Azaria’s response wasn’t sufficient to Kondabolu, who shot off a number of expletive-filled tweets on Monday. The problem with Apu, according to the filmmaker, is that he is not able “to speak for” himself or “share [his] own truth.”

Kondabolu has not called for Azaria to resign from the show, but instead wishes the character of Apu, a relatively minor figure in The Simpsons universe, receive a more sophisticated backstory.

Along with his tweets, Kondabolu also sent a recorded video to TMZ where he says in his perfect world Apu would not merely own the local fictional Kwik-E-Mart, but serve as CEO of the fictional convenience store chain.

The nearly 28-year-old show has a long history of lampooning various stereotypes beyond Indian-Americans.  One episode entitled “The Stereotypes,” features a bowling team made up of an Italian pizza chef named Luigi Risotto, Scottish school janitor Groundskeeper Willie, American southerner Cletus Spuckler, and a British sailor Horatio McCallister.

Azaria, a white man, has no business voicing an Indian character, according to some liberal critics.

One writer at the Huffington Post declared Apu’s character “problematic” and decried the “lack of South Asian representation in American media,” comparing Apu to 19th and 20th century minstrel shows.  The Simpsons is an animated television program.

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  • KurtUSA

    Some people really need to get a life.

    • Simon says

      he is jealous cause his family didn’t buy the quickie mart.

  • This is why we can’t have nice (or funny) things anymore.

    • Milly Vanilly

      The globalists/libs have absolutely NO sense of humor and laughter is like ‘sunlight to vampires’ with them.
      What confuses them scares the HE11 out of them & they need to destroy it.

  • YeahRightOkay

    …Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines ‘self-fuckery’ as:…Hari Kondabolu…(PS: I won’t tell you what Hari means in the dictionary…)

  • Goblin

    Why is this even an issue??

    This “Kondabolu” character isn’t even an American.

    Let him take his curry stink arse back to his benighted sub continent

    and preach to his fellow street crappers about not raping women on buses.

    Enough.

    I have had enough.

    Forthwith I shall exercise my ‘white privilege’ by telling any and all annoying
    brown and suede skinned furriners to “go f**k themselves..

    • Savage_111/11

      Yes. Yes!!

  • Tatiana Covington

    I’ve heard that some folks translated Shakespeare and the Bible into Klingon.

  • TickTock

    Fuckin libturd….getting his panties in a wad over a cartoon

  • Gil G

    “‘The Simpsons’ is an animated television program. ”

    Really? Who knew?

    • Clamb

      When did that happen?

    • NonYo Business

      Its not like its the longest running show in history

  • SP_88

    Grow up. It’s just a cartoon. It’s supposed to insult you. They insult lots of people. Get over it.
    And Mr. Kondabolu, why don’t you go fuck yourself. There’s nothing wrong with Apu the way he is now. There’s no need for a cartoon character to speak for himself or his own truth, or whatever the fuck you’re talking about.
    Assholes like you are the reason everything is expected to be politically correct. And fyi, politically correct is anything but the truth. Politically correct language purposely avoids the truth because it might offend someone or hurt someone’s feelings.
    The truth is a conflict of interest to anyone who advocates political correctness.

  • Savage_111/11

    Fuck that guy.

  • Xandasu

    Shifting the blame once again, I see? It’s never the ones who initiate violence and actual bigotry with the information given to them. It’s the ones who provide information anyone can interpret in their own ways.

  • It is not Paranoia

    FUCK THESE PEOPLE!!!

    Apu has been the same for decades Now some fuckhead realizes it hurts his ABSOLUTELY UNIMPORTANT feelings and we should all adapt.

    I’m saying NO.

    If you don’t like stereotypes (which are all based on truth), you can go fuck a goat!!

  • Paul Robinson

    Who cares what this unknown untalented clown is offended by. The character has been around a long time. Many of the Simpson’s characters are stereotypes. The fat donut eating cop, the corrupt mayor, the slack jawed yokel the list could go on and on. That is what makes it funny.

    • Clamb

      Well the comic book store owner is real as it gets though.

      • Paul Robinson

        That is true. But stereotypes are usually based on fact. I have been to many Indian owned and operated convenience stores and they aren’t really any different than the one in the Simpsons.

  • debar

    Let the turd go back to his own country….Not welcome here.

  • gazoo3

    HK is entitled to his absurd opinion and Hank Azaria is a moronic jackass.

    • NonYo Business

      Keeping it real. People tend to forget that even jackasses have a right in this country to spew garbage. Its the people who spread the garbage that annoys me. Thanks “Joe Simonson” for the garbage news.

  • Clamb

    People get butt-hurt so easily for the most minor things, dude there are other more “useful” things you could be doing with your life. Now get me my slurpy and hot dogs.

  • Defiant

    This whole article is absurd. TV shows are like the Simpsons are PARODY! This will only end when people STOP bowing to such ludicrous demands.

  • Michelle Magee

    If people don’t like it they can not watch… geez…

    • Milly Vanilly

      LOL…THEY obviously don’t have the ability of FREEDOM of choice & only FOLLOW THEIR overlords commands of destroy everything & anything for the sake of nothing.

  • NonYo Business

    Thank you, Come Again

  • AnotherLover

    Correct response: nothing at all.

  • Richard Wahd

    Shouldn’t he be busy leaving voicemails claiming he’s from the IRS and to call back regarding a ‘lawsuit’???

  • Rick

    Mr Kondabolu, maybe you did not notice, but the show and it’s characters is entirely based upon stereotypes. Every character on it, is a fictional insulting stereotype, of some walk of life. If you are insulted you should turn of your media device. Whiny libtards are really starting to piss the normal people off. The end result will not be good.
    .

  • Milly Vanilly

    LOL…Maybe Hari needs to stop watching cartoons if he is so ‘easily’ offended, He should switch to ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ and have himself a heart attack.

  • Milly Vanilly

    You forget, that libs don’t have a funny bone or a sense of humor…this ability baffles their tiny, SICK minds.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      Yeah we live in a post-joke world. . .

      • Milly Vanilly

        A humorless world is a deadly world.

  • BillClinton

    Fuck Kondabalu. The Simpsons needs to go harder, even more stereotypical and offensive on Indians now. Being offensive is what made the Simpsons. This Kondabalu is attacking America. If he doesn’t like America, he can get the fuck out.

  • Voose Lagina

    Lol it’s hilarious how it always come back to bite the progressives in the ass.

  • Al Terego

    If they don’t like it, let them go back to freaking India, and take these freaking liberals with them!

    “Negative stereotype”? Apu is the ideal to which no real ones conform! The negative stereotypes have been some of the Indians I have met in REAL LIFE- not this idealized and pleasant cartoon character.

    Why isn’t the same person complaining about Homer or Moe being a negative stereotype of stright white males? Oh…because WE don’t count?

    Kind of ironic really- the Hollywood libtards who make these shows are to be censored by those who are even more libtard than themselves!

    Has the world gone mad?! We can’t even enjoy a cartton anymore, because some asswipes take them so seriously that they seem to think that they are a source of real information which determines people’s opinions?!

    Hari Kondabolu is the one who perpetuates REAL negative stereotypes, by his idiotic behavior. GFY, Hari!

  • Bruce

    people, you want some cheese with thaf whine ha