Hank Azaria Says He Has Learned Much From 'The Problem With Apu'

7-11 store in Bladensburg Maryland is one of twelve locations nationwide that has been transformed into the fictional 'Kwik- E- Mart' in The Simpsons cartoon

7-11 store in Bladensburg Maryland is one of twelve locations nationwide that has been transformed into the fictional 'Kwik- E- Mart' in The Simpsons cartoon

"As far as what's going to happen with the character going forward, it's really not just up to me", Azaria said. People who were working hard, who were somewhat voiceless in a society in which they're trying to support their children.

Hank Azaria is breaking huge 'Simpsons' news - Apu, one of the characters he voices, could be going away on the heels of a documentary accusing the hit show of racism.

"The idea that anybody, young or old, past or present, was bullied or teased or worse based on the character of Apu on The Simpsons, or the voice or any other tropes of the character is distressing, especially in post-9/11 America", Azaria confessed. The intent was to make people laugh and to bring joy.

Addressing reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (via Variety), Azaria explained the minds behind The Simpsons are already evaluating their options as to what to do with Apu in the future. So that it caused any kind of pain or suffering in any way, it's disturbing, actually. In it, Kondabolu attempts to talk with Azaria about the character (an invite Azaria ultimately declines) while discussing Apu's effect with notable South Asian talents including Kal Penn and Aziz Ansari. It's a character that I've done for 29 years now, and I've done it with a lot of love and joy and with pride.

"We didn't show this in the film because it was a private conversation but Hank called me, we chatted", Kondabolu said, in an interview with IndieWire at the time. And I was a little starstruck because it's Hank Azaria and I love "The Simpsons.' He seemed hesitant to be in the film because he was anxious about the edit. I know The Simpsons guys are doing that too".

The actor said "The Simpsons" exists on that fine line between what is amusing and what is insulting.

Azaria emphasized that he had never seen the character of Apu as one-dimensional, and that over the years The Simpsons had been "pretty humorously offensive to all manner of people".

He appreciated the efforts of Hari for having made the documentary as "it's really important when people express themselves about racial issues, what they feel is unfair or upsetting or distressing or makes them angry, sad or hurt". "I think, over the years, they've done a really good job of being, shall we say, "uniformly offensive" without being outright hurtful". They are giving it a lot of thought. "They will definitely address - maybe publicly, but certainly within the context of the show - what they want to do, if anything, with the character", he added. "So thank you for asking". Brockmire returns April 18, 2018 on IFC.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Texas officials announce family-approved donation website for Andrew Jones

    Texas officials announce family-approved donation website for Andrew Jones

    Texas officials announced Friday the creation of an official, family-approved website for those looking to support Andrew Jones financially.

    Should Value Investors Consider Delta Air Lines (DAL) Stock?

    Delta Air Lines's dividend payout ratio is presently 13.11%. (NYSE:DAL) on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy" rating. This represents a $0.81 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. 13 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes.
    Ticketmaster Pays $110 Million to Settle Songkick Lawsuit

    Ticketmaster Pays $110 Million to Settle Songkick Lawsuit

    The promoting giant was accused of pressuring touring artists and concert venues to not work with Songkick's service. Many in the music industry were skeptical about Songkick's case, and the company lost a number of pretrial motions.
  • Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

    Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

    Inspectors had failed to find the salmonella bacteria that had been detected by Lactalis' own tests in August and November.

    Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF Announces Annual Dividend of $0.44 (PAK)

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This story was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.0504 per share on Thursday, January 4th.
    Icelandair adds Baltimore to its routes

    Icelandair adds Baltimore to its routes

    Flights depart Keflavik at 18:00 and arrive at Kansas City International at 20:45 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. "Travellers in San Francisco can soon enjoy a great new way to get to Iceland and beyond".
  • Airbus fined millions for 1992 arms sale to Taiwan

    Airbus fined millions for 1992 arms sale to Taiwan

    In 1992 Matra Défense, now an Airbus subsidiary, committed a breach of contract by selling arms to Taiwan. An Airbus spokesman declined to provide details on the case when contacted by AFP.
    Nintendo Switch Exclusive Games For 2018

    Nintendo Switch Exclusive Games For 2018

    While a specific date has yet to be revealed, Mario Tennis Aces will be available for the Nintendo Switch sometime this Spring. I personally know at least two people who have been waiting to get a Switch specifically until the announcement of this game.
    Facebook looks for

    Facebook looks for "meaning" with major news feed overhaul

    Since then, the company has been pressured by Congress to crack down on misinformation and fake news shared on its platform. It might help stop audience volumes from decreasing as people drop Facebook for other platforms with less clutter.
  • EPL: Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal 2-1

    EPL: Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal 2-1

    Glorious stuff, unless you're an Arsenal fan, in which case it's another symptom of just how quickly they threw three points away. Wenger moved to a back four between the two goals and conceded it might not have helped his team for the second goal.
    Moby claims Central Intelligence Agency  asked him to spread info about Trump, Russia

    Moby claims Central Intelligence Agency asked him to spread info about Trump, Russia

    Moby caused a stir last February following the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump when he claimed ... knowledge the Russian . "Yeah, touring in , I've a the community". "[After] and DC , I've a the community", began, said - "active agents" - "truly concerned" Trump.
    Febre amarela: Vacina é necessária para quem vai viajar

    Febre amarela: Vacina é necessária para quem vai viajar

    A recomendação do Estado à prefeitura é que sejam vacinadas apenas pessoas que forem para áreas consideradas de risco. Taubaté é uma das 52 cidades do Estado de São Paulo onde haverá a Campanha de Vacinação contra a Febre Amarela .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.