4:28 P.M. Take a vallium !!! …

This show has been on for almost three decades and NOW ? someone decides they haven’t got a sense of humour  for it ? … This from a ‘ comedian ‘ ?!!! … And now we’re ALL supposed to rally against the show’s creators ?!!! .. TOTAL BULLSHIT !!! …

The Simpsons has responded to controversy over Indian character Apu in an episode aired in the US on Sunday night with a short message to its audience … ‘ Don’t have a cow ‘ …

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The scene , however , was immediately criticised as ‘ toothless ‘ and  ‘ sad ‘ … The character of the Kwik-E-Mart owner , Apu Nahasapeemapetilon , has been voiced by white actor Hank Azaria since he debuted in 1990 during the show’s first season. But a recent documentary by Indian-American standup comic Hari Kondabolu , The Problem with Apu , criticised the character as an example of harmful and widespread stereotyping of south Asians on American television , which ‘ reflected how America viewed us : servile , devious , goofy ‘, and which has fuelled bullying of and racism towards people of colour …

There’s that goddamned word again !!! … I tell ya … The words ‘ bully ‘ and ‘ bullying ‘ are rapidly approaching the level of overuse that ‘ robust ‘ has been thoroughly saturating the public by the damn politicians !!! …

The reason it’s funny is there IS a certain accuracy to the fact that a lot of south Asians begin working in this continent at these types of jobs … The VAST majority of them are unskilled …

And if I was in charge NOBODY would get of the plane , ship , boat of fuckin’ raft if they couldn’t communicate properly in the language of this country … ENGLISH !!! … STFU Kbec !!! … You assholes mangle FRENCH !!! …

 

Source: ‘Don’t have a cow’: The Simpsons response to Apu racism row criticised as ‘toothless’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

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