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Source: FOX

Why Do Fans Have A Problem With Apu from 'The Simpsons'?

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The years-long Apu Simpsons controversy is getting even more heated. 

You might recall comedian Hari Kondabolu's 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu, which brilliantly explored the stereotypes and negative impact of The Simpsons character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The problematic Quik-E-Mart owner, who's voiced by white actor Hank Azaria, sparked so much backlash after the film's release that it gained the attention of the show's producers. 

However, the way they chose to handle fans' concerns wound up doing way more harm than good.

The Simpsons Disappointing Response to The Problem With Apu

In response to the new criticism, the show aired an episode in 2018 called "No Good Read Goes Unpunished." There's a bedtime story scene where Marge reads The Princess in the Garden (a book that was deemed offensive but ultimately rewritten) to Lisa, but she’s not a big fan of the altered story.