'The Simpsons' Apu is practically a slur at this point': Hank Azaria says he feels 'apologetic' for character's racist portrayal
"I apologise for my part in creating and participating in that," Hank Azaria says about endorsing racial stereotypes through the role.
The Simpsons to no longer have white actors play non-white roles; Family Guy star stops voicing Black character
Family Guy actor Mike Henry, who played Family Guy's protagonist Cleveland Brown, says he is stepping down since 'persons of colour should play characters of colour.'
The Simpsons' Hank Azaria has stated he has stepped down from his role of Apu. However, the show has not yet released an official statement regarding the same.
Priyanka Chopra had earlier said that the character of Apu had become the bane of her life as many questioned her why she didn't speak or behave similarly
One of the longest running animated shows on American TV, The Simpsons came under intense scrutiny after Hari Kondabolu's documentary The Problem with Apu highlighted the stereotypical depiction of Indian immigrants in Hollywood.
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has responded to the Apu controversy, saying people love to express fake offence nowadays.
The controversy surrounding Indian character Apu on The Simpsons received a new perspective after Hank Azaria's latest comments on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Simpsons showrunner responds to criticism of racist portrayal of Apu, says will 'find an answer'
The Simpsons showrunner and executive producer Al Jean has responded to the feedback surrounding a recent episode that attempted to address the controversy over the depiction of character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
The Simpsons addressed the criticism of its portrayal of Indian shop owner, Apu. But the comedian who helped spark the conversation called the show’s response “sad”.
The Simpsons star Hank Azaria says the show will address Apu racism controversy following documentary
Azaria's comments come after the documentary The Problem With Apu by comic Hari Kondabolu, which explored the manner in which elements of the character allegedly reinforce racial stereotypes.
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