The Simpsons Catching Heat for Apu Controversy

"The Simpsons" is coming under a lot of heat after their response to criticism of the portrayal of Indian convenience store owner Apu. 

On Sunday's show, Marge shared her favorite childhood book with Lisa, called "The Princess in the Garden," while reading the book she realizes that it contains stereotypes of Irish and Latin American people so she attempts to edit it as she reads. 

Lisa responds by saying, "Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?" A photo of Apu appeared and Marge said, "Some things will be dealt with at a later date" then Lisa says, "if at all." 

South Asians weren't happy at all, and took to Twitter to voice their disgust over the short mention of Apu. The show has been under fire for its portrayal of Apu for reinforcing stereotypes which South Asians say lead to world bullying, self-loathing, and embarrassment. 

 

More from Josh!

Josh

Josh

Want to know more about Josh? Get their official bio, social pages & articles! Read more

title

Content Goes Here