April 12, 2018

“The Simpson’s” beloved “Apu” character deemed offensive (after almost 30 years on TV)

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

It seems there isn’t enough to be ticked off about in the world, so now after almost thirty years of being on air, people are suddenly offended by beloved Indian-American character, Apu, from the Simpsons.

If you watched last week’s episode and didn’t find anything to be offended about, that doesn’t mean you’re racist but just shows how unhinged this social justice culture has become.

Watch as I fill you in on the controversy stirred up by one of the perpetually offended.

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commented 2018-04-13 22:36:20 -0400
The perpetually offended are searching for the next “outrage”, stupid leftists!
commented 2018-04-13 22:34:10 -0400
Apu is an individual. He acts like an individual; not some stereotype that this Harry chap thinks he should be.
commented 2018-04-13 16:55:16 -0400
F___-em if they can’t take a joke!
commented 2018-04-13 12:49:33 -0400
Society, as a whole, has increasingly viewed stereotype based humour as unacceptable.

Let me turn that around on you. What is the problem with acknowledging that changing social norms require viewing the older episodes as a product of their era? Were the norms of 1992 actually better than today? Maybe today’s are actually better and you’re just resisting change for the sake of resisting change. Nostalgia’s great, but the past belongs in the past. We know better now, even if certain demographics have turned it into a symbolic “war” that exists, not because what’s being left behind was any better, but merely because it’s the opposite of what progressives want?

In another way, would you, today, write a book with a major character named in the tradition of a certain escaped slave in Tom Sawyer? Of course not. Same broad societal drift underlies that, although obviously with an extra century or so of social change underlying.
commented 2018-04-13 01:26:14 -0400
Andrew Stephenson who the hell decided it was not socially acceptable? Some SJW idiot being offended does not make it not socially acceptable. That is their problem. They do not like it then do not watch it. That is what the Liberal left told Christians when they said TV was getting to provocative with sex. It applied then and applies now. It is funny how the so called open minded left has become so much more overbearing about such things.
commented 2018-04-13 00:57:15 -0400
All I know is that The Simpson’s is a Cartoon. I have never seen the show, not once.
But if some idiot finds it Racist, they have a lot of time on their hands and will find
Racism wherever it is not. Because more than likely, it’s Racism that defines them.
commented 2018-04-12 22:39:07 -0400
Equal time. Tomorrow Leafs shirt. GO LEAFS GO.
commented 2018-04-12 21:56:47 -0400
The show was very much a product of its time, and what’s socially acceptable has shifted in the intervening 30 years. That’s always going to be a problem with a set of static characters who don’t – can’t evolve over very long time periods.

Not a lot different to how the early episodes were, at their peak in the early 90s, considered so subversive that a whole bunch of early Millennials weren’t allowed to watch it at all. Now, those same early episodes are clever as hell, but a long way from subversive. In some cases it’s downright stodgy by modern standards.
commented 2018-04-12 19:56:49 -0400
Everyone has been a victim at some point in their life, why can’t SJW idiots get this through their damn heads??
commented 2018-04-12 19:28:27 -0400
Apu doesn’t deserve this backlash!!!! Nor does the creators of the Simpson’s.
commented 2018-04-12 18:21:51 -0400
go jets go!
commented 2018-04-12 18:18:09 -0400
Some clown just put down beloved Apu
The creation of Matt Groening the satyrical Jew
One might say that this critic is anti-semitic
And those who agree would be few.