The voice actor of the character Apu from the animated series ‘The Simpsons’, that the last time more and more criticism about him will because of his stereotypical character, on the American talk show ‘Late Show’ stated that he is prepared to step aside. Hank Azariah adds that he also is willing to be the character of the Indian manager to help adjust.
The criticism on the character began last year to swell, when the American comedian with Indian roots Hari Kondabolu with his documentary ‘The Problem With Apu’ the cat in the bell aanbond. The documentary suggested the allegedly racist stereotype of Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on the jaw.
The creators of ‘The Simpsons’ approached the question through the characters Marge and Lisa in an episode at the beginning of this month was broadcast. In a certain scene point Lisa turned to the viewer with the words: “Something that decades ago started, one against the chest and struck it, and applause was, it is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” Then a framed picture of Apu next to the bed of Lisa comes into the picture. The scene threw more oil on the fire. Many critics thought the creators to lax and even with contempt responded to the campaign.
In ‘Late Show’ responded yesterday, also a voice actor Hank Azariah. He called on more South Asian writers for the series and declared “sad” to the idea that “anyone, young or old, past or present, being bullied could be due to the influence of the image of Apu”. “I am absolutely willing to step aside, or the transition to a new kind of character to guide”, he continued.