‘The Simpsons’ has briefly addressed criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner, Apu, but a comedian who helped spark a conversation about the character calls the show’s response ‘sad’. Photo: AP

‘The Simpsons’ responds to Apu racial controversy in new episode

People of South Asian heritage have criticised the heavily accented Apu character for reinforcing stereotypes which they say led to world bullying, self-loathing and embarrassment

Topic |   Racism

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‘The Simpsons’ has briefly addressed criticism of its portrayal of its Indian shop owner, Apu, but a comedian who helped spark a conversation about the character calls the show’s response ‘sad’. Photo: AP
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