– source www.Mashable.com
Apu’s time on The Simpsons is apparently finished.
That’s the word from Adi Shankar, at least. The executive producer on Netflix’s Castlevania series doesn’t work on the Fox hit, but he’s been connected with the show since launching a contest to crowdsource a Simpsons script that would handle Apu’s exit or revision in a smart way.
Let’s rewind for a minute.
The Simpsons has spent the past year dealing with blowback from an audience that has finally recognized Apu’s questionable racial representation. The harmful impact of the Kwik-E-Mart proprietor’s thick, heavily exaggerated Indian accent and stereotypical characterization overall were explored in Hari Kondabalu’s 2017 documentary, The Problem with Apu. Read more…