Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu made a documentary in 2017 called “The Problem With Apu” which took a look at “The Simpsons” character, Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
Kondabolu is a huge fan of the program however has actually constantly been rankled by the stereotyped Indian character.
He informed Vanity Fair that Apu is a flawed for a variety of factors, the most essential being that he’s “a white individual’s understanding of an Indian immigrant.”
Hank Azaria, the white guy who does Apu’s voice, saw the documentary and informed TMZ that it made “some actually intriguing points.” Azaria likewise voices Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, and the Sea Captain on the program.
On Friday, Azaria informed Slash Film he ‘d no longer be doing the voice of Apu.
“All we understand there is I will not be doing the voice any longer, unless there’s some method to shift it or something,” Azaria stated. “What they’re going to finish with the character is their call. It’s up to them and they have not arranged it out. All we’ve settled on is I will not do the voice any longer.”
While it stays to be seen what comes of Apu, the brand-new advancement is a landmark minute for South-Asian representation in home entertainment. It reveals that society had actually advanced to the point where it is no longer amusing for stars to do other-the-top ethnic stereotypes simply to get a laugh. “The Simpsons” among the most renowned funny displays in tv history, lastly concurs.