'The Simpsons' under heat for portrayal of Apu

In Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons," the creators addressed controversy over character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a South-Asian man voiced by a white actor, in its usual satirical fashion. The show has stuck to its borderline racist antics since 1989, but only until recently, people have been starting to take offense.

Carson Rose Szabo
Created by Carson Rose Szabo
On Apr 12, 2018
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Particularly, Indian-Americans are having a hard time with this Apu controversy. They find it an ill-tackled problem that needs to be addressed.

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Other people around the world see this as an ethical problem, vowing to never watch the show again. Here are some examples.

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Though much of the backlash is repetitive, there is a vast number of people defending 'The Simpsons,' explaining that all shows do this type of satirical comedy.

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