Entertainer Hank Azaria said he once met a 17-year-old Indian, who hadn’t watched the show yet understood what Apu implied. Azaria said the kid “had tears in his eyes.”
American entertainer Hank Azaria says his character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on the well-known sitcom The Simpsons is “essentially a slur” at this moment, and the Hollywood star feels conciliatory for supporting racial generalizations through the job.
The long-running enlivened sitcom had Azaria loaning voice to the Indian character, which has drawn analysis throughout the most recent couple of years inferable from its racial cliché conduct, joined with the way that it was voiced by a Caucasian entertainer, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
Azaria, who quit the show a year ago saying he didn’t feel right filling the role, examined on a new digital recording with entertainer Dax Shepard the exercises he gained from featuring on the show. The entertainer shared he took a few workshops and even addressed Indians to comprehend why the character was dangerous, prior to making the choice to stop The Simpsons.
During one such communication with a 17-year-old Indian, Azaria said however the youngster hadn’t at any point watched the show, he comprehended a big motivator for Apu. “I was talking at my child’s school, I was conversing with the Indian children there on the grounds that I needed to get their information. A 17-year-old … he’s never at any point seen The Simpsons yet understands what Apu implies. It’s for all intents and purposes a slur now. All he knows is that is the way his kin are considered and addressed to numerous individuals in this country,” Azaria said.
The entertainer uncovered the kid, “with tears in his eyes,” requested that he disclose to Hollywood authors that what they do has outcomes on individuals’ lives. Azaria revealed to him he would convey the message. Now on the digital recording, the entertainer said it’s significant for him to apologize to Indian for building up tricky figures of speech through his craft.