'The Simpsons' Removes Apu Character for Being Politically Incorrect
Well folks, the Thought Police have struck once again. If your favorite Simpsons character is Apu, proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart, I have some bad news for you. He's uttered his last "thank you, come again."
Yep, thanks to political correctness, Apu is no longer a part of the program:
The Simpsons have confirmed that controversial character Apu will be cut out of future episodes.
The long-running show has come under fire for it’s depiction of Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, with viewers complaining that the character promotes racist stereotypes of people of Indian and Asian descent.
The Simpsons producer Adi Shankar spoke to IndieWire about his attempts to crowdsource a script that tackled the ‘Apu Problem’, which has now been rejected as the character is to be dropped from the show.
“I’ve verified from multiple sources now: They’re going to drop the Apu character altogether,” he said. “They aren’t going to make a big deal out of it, or anything like that, but they’ll drop him altogether just to avoid the controversy.
This one has been a long time coming. The left's grudge against our favorite convenience store owner from the East is nothing new. Apu must go bye-bye, leaving the show with zero Indian representation. All because the idea of an Indian guy with an Indian accent being an entrepreneur is too offensive for leftist eyes.
Cartoons are there to make you bring the chuckles. Sometimes, that involves invoking stereotypes and lampooning them. An Indian guy being buffoonish on a show about buffoonish cartoon characters is hardly cause to pull out the race card. Yet, that little detail seems to elude butthurt leftie douchelords. For that reason, The Simpsons just got a little less funnier. Pathetic.