The Simpson Tackles the Apu "Controversy," Angers the Internet
Let's set two ground rules. First, there isn't an actual controversy over "The Simpsons" and Apu. There's a guy who made a documentary and angry tweeters. Second, "the internet being angry" isn't something to ever take seriously. However, it is something to make fun of. Now let's discuss last night's episode.
It's not the first time the show has mocked SJWs. But this clip has their unisex panties in a wad.
To answer Lisa's question, what you can do is never cave to these people. For leftists, comedy, television and all the arts exist solely to validate their every stupid thought. When that doesn't happen, they give themselves carpal tunnel from crying about it on Twitter.
It started with the director of the Apu documentary. Let's check in with this wizard of wee:
Wow. “Politically Incorrect?” That’s the takeaway from my movie & the discussion it sparked? Man, I really loved th… https://t.co/BSGtBOK72G— Hari Kondabolu (@Hari Kondabolu) 1523249108.0
In “The Problem with Apu,” I used Apu & The Simpsons as an entry point into a larger conversation about the represe… https://t.co/EkFE38ScY8— Hari Kondabolu (@Hari Kondabolu) 1523250840.0
Then the rest of peanut gallery.
#TheSimpsons completely toothless response to @harikondabolu #TheProblemWithApu about the racist character Apu: "S… https://t.co/R8T4WaFBLt— soham (@soham) 1523248289.0
I think the fact that they put this "argument" in the mouth of Lisa's character, the character who usually champion… https://t.co/3KzWvUWMZv— W. Kamau Bell (@W. Kamau Bell) 1523253367.0
@harikondabolu They really betrayed the spirit of her character. Such a disappointment, they really had a chance to… https://t.co/O2TzUjvbfp— Stephen J. McManus (@Stephen J. McManus) 1523249747.0
@harikondabolu I love when a bunch of Harvard white guys tell us what’s racist— osama bin eatin (@osama bin eatin) 1523250478.0
A fifteen-second joke. That’s all it took for SJWs to spit their soy smoothie all over the television. Let's be honest. Unlike the creators of "South Park", no one is going to mistake the writers of "The Simpsons" as #MugClub members. Dollars to pink sprinkle donuts they are SJW allies 98.6% of the time. Just not the part where they forget comedy is supposed to be funny. Especially when SJWs come after their show as a blood sacrifice.
It was a harmless joke over a harmless character. Yet still a joke that committed the worst crime imaginable: not taking SJW demands seriously.