The Simpsons actor, Hank Azaria apologises for his part in

The Simpsons actor, Hank Azaria apologises for his part in ‘structural racism’ for voicing Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the show The Simpsons actor, Hank Azaria apologises for his part in American actor, Hank Azaria has apologised for his part in “structural racism” by voicing an Indian character on The Simpsons. Azaria, who is white, had performed the voice of Indian shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the long-running animated show since 1990 but stepped back last year as part of a change in casting culture in animation. The 56-year-old appeared on Monday’s episode of the podcast “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard” and spoke about the controversy after his character was accused of perpetuating harmful stereotypes about South Asian people. Speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, hosted by actors Dax Sheppard and Monica Padman, Azaria said: “I was speaking at my son’s school, I was talking to the Indian kids there because I wanted to get their input. “A 17-year-old … he’s never even seen The Simpsons but knows what Apu means. It’s practically a slur at this point. All he knows is that is how his people are thought of and represented to many people in this country.” “I really do apologize,” Azaria continued. “It’s important. I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels like I need to go to every single Indian person in this country and personally apologise. And sometimes I do.” In 2016, the Apu Nahasapeemapetilon character was quietly phased out, recurring only as an occasional background character. Last year, it was announced that white actors would no longer voice non-white characters in the comedy. Addressing the decision, Simpsons creator Matt Groening said in March: “It was not my idea, but I’m fine with it. Who can be against diversity? So it’s great. “However, I will just say that the actors were not hired to play specific characters,” he said. “They were hired to do whatever characters we thought of. To me, the amazing thing is seeing all our brilliant actors who can do multiple voices, do multiple voices.” by Linda Ikeji at 13/04/2021 5:21 PM|2 Comments Share this Story facebook sharing button Sharetwitter sharing button Tweetwhatsapp sharing button Sharesharethis sharing button Share Most Read Stories Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look Prophet Odumeje and Actress Rita Edochie vow never to forgive comedienne Ada Jesus after her family brought her to his church to beg for forgiveness (video) Hilarious video of man begging profusely as a 2021 GWagon is being offloaded from a container (video) “It is not possible for him to rest in peace”- Media personality, Shade Ladipo reacts to the death of Prince Phillip, husband of the Queen of England “You’re a mistake” Princess Shyngle announces her marriage to her “best friend” of 10 years is over after a few weeks Nigerian porn star, Marame Edet ‘Ugly Galz’ reacts after a follower said he sees her private part for free (video) Ben Murray-Bruce shows off his new electric car I never said anything against Pericoma, it’s been long I’ve been down with this ailment – Comedienne Ada Jesus speaks (video) Watch DMX jamming to Michael Jackson’s song with fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, in final video shot days before his death South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building Nigerian couple remarry after 10 years of separation and divorce Rita Edochie responds to those asking her to show mercy after she vowed never to forgive Ada Jesus for the allegations she made against her and Prophet Odumejeje (video) Previous Next Comments (2) Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. Anonymous about 1 hour ago Structural racism ? These liberals are madt Anonymous about 1 hour ago Entertainment is entertainment and if you choose to watch it, deal with it. Yes there are boundaries that should not be made fun of especially when it deals with morally/humanly wrong issues such as rape etc. For the rest, the world is drowning with sensitivities and political correctness. Add your comment Olajide TV Google Sign out Enter your comment Anonymous Submit Comment

April 13, 2021 Olajide 0

      American actor, Hank Azaria has apologised for his part in “structural racism” by voicing an Indian character on The Simpsons.   Azaria, […]