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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Simpsons will write off Apu after stereotype backlash

Producers are reportedly planning to write the brown-skinned shopkeeper off the animated show in an effort to silence allegations of racial stereotypingabout Indian-Americans.

Producer Adi Shankar, who does not work for the show, said Fox will “drop the Apu character altogether,” according to his interview with IndieWirepublished Friday. “They aren’t going to make a big deal out of it, or anything like that, but they’ll drop him altogether just to avoid controversy.”

The Indian-American producer said two people who work for the long-running show and one who work for its creator, Matt Groening, told him the “disheartening news.”

Shankar set out to save Apu earlier this year by crowd-sourcing a script that would make the character more PC with a storyline that “evolves him in a way that takes a creation that was the byproduct of a predominately Harvard-educated white male writers’ room and transforms it into a fresh, funny and realistic portrayal of Indians in America,” Shankar said.



Anonymous said...

This country needs a Civil war.

Anonymous said...

Political correctness succumbing the easily butt-hurt liberal left is taking the humor out of the comedies!

Glad Tim Allen was able to get going again - sorry to hear Roseanne is history!

Anonymous said...

Stereotypes are funny for a reason- because we have all experienced it. Why do truths and facts become racist or insensitive??
Please step away from the Slurpee machine!

Anonymous said...

Aw, Apu is one of the smartest characters on the show. Be accepting of him!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you butt hurt Marxist socialist democrats. Anyone besides me tired of people who knuckle under and give in to these clowns. You obviously do not see that for every concession made the marxists exploit it as a weakness and find more fodder for their agenda.

Anonymous said...

It's Coming.

Chris said...

What about south park? Oh thats right they dont and will not back down from the liberal lefts bull$#!t. Its comedy amd should not be censored. Are they saying a middle eastern man isn't allowed to own a convience store? The fact they are saying anything about this when they aren't middle eastern them selves is racist. They are offended for another group! They arr saying, hey light skinned brown people we think youre too dumb to realize youre being mocked and discriminated against but its ok we are here to fight for you.

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Anonymous said...

Will it ever end?