‘Simpsons’ Doc ‘The Problem with Apu’ Confronts South Asian Stereotypes

South Asian American comedian Hari Kondabolu explores the legacy of Apu – the Indian convenience store owner in The Simpsons, voiced by a white actor – in the upcoming documentary, The Problem With Apu. From monorails to Mr. Plow, our favorite fraction of the show’s legendary 552-episode run “I was obsessed with The Simpsons growing up and it has greatly influenced my comedy,” Kondabolu said in a statement. “However, as my mother proves, you can criticize something you love because you expect more from it. For the longest time, Apu was the most prominent…

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