Hank Azaria Says Stepping Aside from Voicing Apu “Feels Like the Right Thing to Do”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert chats with Hank Azaria about the controversy surrounding his voicing Apu on The Simpsons that was brought to the forefront thanks to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu.&nb... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
The Simpsons ineptly defends Apu as once upon a time “applauded and inoffensive”
On Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, the writers had little Lisa give advice to her mom about something or other, using it instead as an opportunity to defend themselves against charges of racism for having a white actor voice an Indian character with a heavily stereotyped accent. &ldquo... [Read More]
Hank Azaria Responds to Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem with Apu’ Documentary: “It’s a Lot to Digest”
Hank Azaria has responded to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu. Speaking to a reporter from TMZ who asked for his thoughts on the documentary, Azaria said Kondabolu “made some really interesting points” and “gave us a lot at The Simpsons to think ab... [Read More]
Hank Azaria Responds to Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem with Apu’ Documentary: “It’s a Lot to Digest”
Hank Azaria has responded to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu. Speaking to a reporter from TMZ who asked for his thoughts on the documentary, Azaria said Kondabolu “made some really interesting points” and “gave us a lot at The Simpsons to think ab... [Read More]
Hank Azaria Responds to Hari Kondabolu’s ‘The Problem with Apu’ Documentary: “It’s a Lot to Digest”
Hank Azaria has responded to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu. Speaking to a reporter from TMZ who asked for his thoughts on the documentary, Azaria said Kondabolu “made some really interesting points” and “gave us a lot at The Simpsons to think ab... [Read More]
‘The Problem with Apu’ Expertly Explores the Biggest Flaw of ‘The Simpsons’
In 2012, Hari Kondabolu — then a writer for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell — went on a rant that had been long overdue. In a clip that quickly became viral, he expressed his anger at Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, The Simpsons’ Indian convenience store clerk voiced by Hank Azaria. Kond... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Problem with Apu’ with Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu first aired his beef with Simpsons character/stereotypical caricature Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Kondabolu called Apu’s voice “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.” Apu has always been personal for ... [Read More]