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The Simpsons response to Apu racism row criticised

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By: Keerthi Mohan

A new episode of The Simpsons has finally addressed the debate on whether the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a racist stereotype. The latest episode of the American animated sitcom has Lisa and Marge discussing the latter’s failed attempts to rewrite a dated colonial-era children’s book. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect,” Lisa says. “What can you do?” Viewers are then shown a photograph of Apu on Lisa’s nightstand. Marge replies: “Some things will be dealt with at a later date… if at all.” This is the first time The Simpsons was touching upon the debate regarding Apu, a…

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