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The Simpsons creator Matt Groening responds to Apu controversy

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By: Keerthi Mohan

Matt Groening, the creator of US show The Simpsons, has finally addressed the controversy surrounding Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a character on the show, questioning the outrage. Quite a number of people, especially of Asian descent, have come forward claiming Apu represented a racist stereotype. In a recent chat with USA Today, Groening said people should stop pretending they were offended. “I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended,” said the show’s creator. Indian American comedian Hari Kondabolu was among the first to talk about issues with…

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