More
    HomeEntertainmentHank Azaria wants to do the right thing by no longer giving...

    Hank Azaria wants to do the right thing by no longer giving voice to ‘Apu’ from ‘The Simpsons’!!

    Published on

    Hank Azaria steps down from the role of voice artist for the Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons.

    The recognized voice artist would no longer be the voice of the character amidst a long been controversial. Azaria told SlashFilm that he wouldn’t be doing the voice anymore unless there’s some way to transition it or something. He said that the team made the decision altogether. “We all feel like it’s the right thing and good about it,” he added.

    The animated series came into debates for the stereotypical portrayal of the Indian character. The documentary “The Problem with Apu” by Hari Kondabolu in 2017 first highlighted the issue. It talked about the depiction of South Asians as racial stereotypes by white actors. While talking to BBC, Mr.Kondabolu said that Apu was problematic being defined by his job and the number of children he has in his arranged marriage.

    The problem with Apu
    “The problem with Apu”

    Some also safeguarded the show saying that all its characters were stereotypical. Azaria also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert saying that it’s the most important thing to listen to Indian people and their experience with it. “I really want to see Indian, South Asian writers in the writer’s room, including how (Apu) is voiced or not voiced. I’m perfectly willing to step aside. It just feels like the right thing to do to me”.

    Latest articles

    Jennette McCurdy Publishes Her Book, Talks About Her Changing Perspective Shares How Her Perspective of Her Late Mom And The Abuse She Faced

    The former Nickelodeon star has published her new memoir "Im Glad My Mom Died" Jennette...

    Angela Yee Announces The End of the ‘Breakfast Club’ Through Tweet

    The show was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame The Breakfast Club is over, or...

    Ezra Miller Commits Next Crime, This Time With Felony and Burglary in Vermont

    The Flash star's erratic behavior continues as he keeps giving cops the slip The Flash star...

    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ To Zoom In On Christmas 2024, To Compete Against ‘Avatar 3’

    Christmas-themed, maybe? Sonic the Hedgehog continues to have a growing fanbase, and the producers know...

    More like this

    Jennette McCurdy Publishes Her Book, Talks About Her Changing Perspective Shares How Her Perspective of Her Late Mom And The Abuse She Faced

    The former Nickelodeon star has published her new memoir "Im Glad My Mom Died" Jennette...

    Angela Yee Announces The End of the ‘Breakfast Club’ Through Tweet

    The show was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame The Breakfast Club is over, or...

    Ezra Miller Commits Next Crime, This Time With Felony and Burglary in Vermont

    The Flash star's erratic behavior continues as he keeps giving cops the slip The Flash star...