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What can you do about Apu? The Simpsons used to know

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What can you do about Apu? The Simpsons used to know
Last year, comedian Hari Kondabolu released the documentary The Problem With Apu, in which he grapples with his lifelong love of The Simpsons—a show that was also the bane of his existence, along with so many other people of South Asian descent. In Kondabolu’s balanced, it-can-be-two-things critique, he examines how the Hank Azaria-voiced Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, long the sole prominent Indian character on television, gave his bullies ammo for years, while contributing to a broader cultural stereotyping that, somehow, we’re only recently overcoming. It’s a complex issue, Kondabolu’s love for something that’s so repeatedly hurt him. And it started an equally...
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