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PostSubject: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeSat Oct 27, 2018 1:24 pm

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/27/apu-is-being-written-out-of-the-simpsons-following-racial-stereotype-backlash-8079858/?ito=social&fbclid=IwAR2uAt1HYyyktyBXQBW7YGxO43IXhHcjAkkRtHXzyhAkl9C44NBbu-UMYSA

What's next? Are they going to write Cletus Spruckler out for being a stereotypical Southerner?
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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeSat Oct 27, 2018 4:54 pm

Pffft. Ridiculous.
Next they'll get rid of Groundskeeper Willie, Cookie Kwan, Bumblebee Man, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2018 4:14 am

Good thing there's still SouthPark lol
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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2018 7:07 am

They should ban Homer for being a stereotype of a middle-aged working class white man.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2018 5:03 pm

This whole PC things is completely out of control. And that's a good point Lari except middle-aged. straight, white guys are about the only demographic that it's still safe to make fun of.

I'll have to talk to some of the many Indians I work with and ask them if they know of anyone who is offended by the Apu character. Maybe I'm missing something.

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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeMon Oct 29, 2018 2:56 pm


Without stereotypes, there is no comedy.

As a wise man once said, "It's never the people in question who are offended, it's always someone else"

I would add that people are rarely ever, truly offended - they choose to take offense.
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PostSubject: Re: What in the world? (The Simpsons)   What in the world? (The Simpsons) Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2018 10:48 am

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I'll have to talk to some of the many Indians I work with and ask them if they know of anyone who is offended by the Apu character. Maybe I'm missing something.

I could swear I remember hearing/reading stories back in the early days of the show about how much Indian-Americans liked seeing Apu, because he was  one of the first regular Indian characters on an American TV program. Possibly even the first.

Somewhere along the way that support started to erode. The documentary The Problem With Apu (which I have not seen) kicked the anti-Apu movement into high gear. The guy who directed that is a comedian of Indian descent.

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