It’s 2017, and some things just won’t stand anymore. Hollywood’s twisted norms are being ripped apart, from habitually silenced sexual misconduct to blatant whitewashing and irresponsible racial representation.
The last of that delightful trifecta is the subject of The Problem With Apu, a new truTV documentary about how The Simpsons‘ breakout caricature became the bane of an entire racial diaspora’s existence.
The Problem With Apu started out as comedian Hari Kondabolu’s personal vendetta against the fictional title character. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring guest character on The Simpsons. He speaks in a thick, fabricated Indian accent, exaggerated for comedic effect by voice actor Hank Azaria. Read more…