Apu has worked at the Kwik-E-Mart in Springfield for 28 years. That may soon be coming to an end. “The Simpsons” is said to be preparing to drop the long-running character in response to complaints of racial stereotypes. Multiple news organizations are reporting that the character is set to be dropped, citing producer Adi Shankar, who recently […]

In an episode of The Simpsons that aired earlier this year, the longest-running scripted series in television history acknowledged Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu, and made everything worse. While Marge is reading a childhood-favorite book to Lisa, she realizes it’s a lot more problematic than she remembers. But by removing the racism, she also, as Lisa notes, takes […]

In an interview with USA Today about the show’s recording-breaking 636th episode, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening publicly addressed the Apu controversy for the first time. To recap: comedian Hari Kondabolu made a documentary, The Problem with Apu, that addresses how Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant voiced by a white man, is symptomatic of a bigger issue: how people of color […]