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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The feelings of South Asian Americans toward the character and the show he inhabits are the focus of "The Problem with Apu," a documentary debuting Nov. 19 on truTV. The brainchild of the actor and standup comic Hari Kondabolu, a lifelong lover of "The Simpsons," the film wrestles with how a show praised for its incisive humor -- over the years, it has explored issues like homophobia and political corruption -- could resort to such a charged stereotype. Making matters worse is the fact that the Indian character is voiced by a non-Indian (albeit an Emmy-winning) actor, Hank Azaria.

"Everything with Apu is like this running joke," Mr. Kondabolu, 35, said in a phone interview. "And the running joke is that he's Indian."

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You gotta love where comedy is going .....

One marker of authoritarians: the inability to tolerate comedians - JordanPeterson.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-12 08:39 PM | Reply

Case in point:

I quoted Apu in a retort sometime in the last 6 months and several of our denizens on the DR Left became unglued.

SJW run amok.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-12 09:18 PM | Reply

the film wrestles with how a show praised for its incisive humor -- over the years, it has explored issues like homophobia and political corruption -- could resort to such a charged stereotype. Making matters worse is the fact that the Indian character is voiced by a non-Indian (albeit an Emmy-winning) actor, Hank Azaria.

Oh God. Will the professional ------- please just shut the ---- up.

The humor is partly based on the fact that everyone is a stereotype. Should the drunk slobs be offended by Barney? Should the religious right be offended by Ned Flanders? How about the CEOs and Mr. Burns?

I really am starting to wonder if there is something in the water because most people's brains seem to have turned to mush.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-12 09:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pfft...next they'll be claiming that South Park is offensive.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-12 10:11 PM | Reply

The problem is some people started to pretend these whiners had a point.
We should just go back to laughing at them.

#5 | Posted by 101chairborne at 2017-11-12 10:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I really am starting to wonder if there is something in the water because most people's brains seem to have turned to mush.

#3 | POSTED BY JPW

It's basically the "look at me, I matter" crowd.

#6 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-11-13 02:18 PM | Reply

If the Irish get in on this gig then all will be lost.
They may be the last hold outs.

#7 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-13 02:24 PM | Reply

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