Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Simpsons' Indian: The Problem with Apu

Simpsons; ET; Hari Kondabolu (truTV; WashPost); CC Liu, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Simpsons responds to Apu controversy
After The Simpsons responded to claims that “Apu” caricature promotes South Asian stereotypes, Roz Weston and Graeme O’Neil react (ET Canada, April 9, 2018).

Love The Simpsons  but not Indian Apu?
Comedian Hari Kondabolu loves The Simpsons but really dislikes the character Apu, a caricature made entirely of convenience store-working South Asian stereotypes. Kondabolu even made a documentary about it. (The Washington Post on YouTube).

The Problem with Apu: Kal Penn explains why he can't watch The Simpsons
Kal Penn explains his hatred of comedian Matt Groening's The Simpsons, and Hari Kondabolu discovers that he wasn’t the only brown person bullied because of stereotypes in general and Apu in particular. Get the latest truTV.

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