The comments section is rough on that Simpsons Apu article from yesterday.


I do find myself somewhat conflicted on it because The Simpsons was so important to me as a kid, and I never had a problem with Apu, but none of the defenses being thrown around (and highly starred) hold up. It’s all “but they make fun of white people too!” and “what about comic book guy??” and “it doesn’t matter that kids make fun of Indian kids using Apu - kids suck!” and “I’m Latino so I get to determine what’s offensive for South Asians.”

Incidentally, wasn’t there a piece about this Problem with Apu documentary a really long time ago? The movie was released in November and I’m pretty sure there was a whole conversation about it then. Which was similarly rough.

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