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The Simpsons


Hank Azaria will no longer voice Apu on The Simpsons

January 18, 2020 2:31 pm

The Simpsons came under intense scrutiny in recent years after Hari Kondabolu's 2017 documentary The Problem with Apu highlighted the stereotypical depiction of Indian immigrants in Hollywood.

Fox gives complete freedom to The Simpsons creators for Apu

August 03, 2018 2:40 pm

The character of Apu from The Simpsons has been criticised for its stereotypical portrayal. Fox executives have now left it up to the showrunners to find the best way to deal with the character.

WATCH: Priyanka Chopra talks about The Simpsons’ South-Asian racism; Netizens agree with her

May 04, 2018 7:54 pm

Priyanka Chopra explains how the stereotype Apu from the long-running cartoon series 'The Simpsons' was a bane in her life while growing up. The cartoon came under scrutiny after the documentary 'The Problem With Apu' raised concerns about the character's stereotypical depiction.

The Simpsons' reply to South-Asian racism on its show has left fans disappointed

April 10, 2018 9:36 pm

The fans of long-running cartoon series The Simpsons were left disappointed with the makers after its latest episode where they addressed the 'Apu controversy'. They dismissed the speculations of South Asian racism calling it "inoffensive".

The Simpsons finally responds to Apu criticism

April 09, 2018 7:53 pm

There is a reference to Apu in No Good Read Goes Unpunished episode of The Simpsons. A character says, "something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?"

'Embiggen', The Simpsons' iconic word added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

March 09, 2018 10:30 pm

Embiggen, a fictitious word from The Simpsons made it to the Merriam-Webster's glossary. The iconic word was first used in a 1996 episode titled “Lisa the Iconoclast”, and now 22 years later has found its place in the pages of the dictionary.

Winter Olympics 2018: The Simpsons predicted not one but two events at PyeongChang

February 26, 2018 4:06 pm

The Simpsons predicted two things that happened at PyeongChang 2018, first, a squirrel running onto the snowboarding slope and narrowly escaping death, and second, the US team winning gold in curling. We probably need to rewatch the show for more predictions.

The Simpsons to address Apu controversy, says voice actor Hank Azaria

January 13, 2018 8:05 pm

Apu has been quite popular in The Simpsons, but members of the Indian-American community had issues with it. It was a caricature and was voiced by a American with an exaggerated Indian accent.

'The Simpsons' trolls Donald Trump's action in Puerto Rico with special message for San Juan Mayor

November 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Moe Szyslak, the bartender from The Simpsons, called out to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and said he knows how it feels when someone throws paper towels that them, referring to Trump's infamous gesture when he met the hurricane victims in September.

WATCH: 'The Simpsons' meets 'Game of Thrones' in this old-fashioned prank call video

October 01, 2017 9:59 pm

Dedicating a special episode to the TV series Game of Thrones based on George RR Martin's novels, the show is paying homage to the HBO hit in the Season 29 premiere named 'The Serfsons'.