"The Simpsons" Apu Reportedly Being Written Off Show Amid Racial Controversy

The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was launched within the eighth episode the present, and has been a staple in Springfield ever since. Apu survived the 90’s and early 00s, however he was met with criticism because the years continued additional. Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu produced a documentary entitled The Problem with Apu that argued the racial impression the character. Kondabolu felt that Apu match a quantity destructive stereotypes that Americans South Asian first rate felt uncomfortable about. His documentary gained assist, and the Apu controversy started. 

The Simpsons addressed the drama in an episode referred to as “No Good Read Goes Unpunished,” however their effort to make mild the scenario made issues worse. It seems that the present has determined to sidestep the difficulty altogether, as IndieWire studies that Apu will likely be written f the present. Producer Adi Shankar is just not concerned with Fox or The Simpsons, however he launched a script writing contest for followers to assemble a much less stereotypical plot for Apu. After discovering a profitable script, Shankar was met with the information that it was pointless as a result of the character was being written f regardless. “I bought some disheartening information again, that I’ve verified from a number of sources now: They’re going to drop the Apu character altogether,” stated Shankar instructed IndieWire. “They aren’t going to make a giant deal out it, or something like that, however they’ll drop him altogether simply to keep away from the controversy.” The final time Apu appeared within the present was simply two weeks in the past, which a Fox consultant for The Simpsons identified to IndieWire when requested concerning the scenario. “Apu appeared within the 10/14/18 episode ‘My Way or the Highway to Heaven,’” responded the rep, neither confirming nor denying Apu’s cancellation.