W. Kamau Bell Slams ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘Ridiculous and Toothless’ Response to Apu Controversy

W. Kamau Bell Slams ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘Ridiculous and Toothless’ Response to Apu Controversy
W. Kamau Bell took to Twitter following the April 8 episode of “The Simpsons” to criticize the show’s response to the Apu controversy. The Fox animated series has been scrutinized for its stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-e-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. A recent episode found Marge and Lisa alluding to the fact that the show still has no idea what to do with the character.

“It’s hard to say,” Lisa said. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” The show then panned to a picture of Apu.

Bell responded on Twitter: “I think the fact that they put this ‘argument’ in the mouth of Lisa’s character, the character who usually champions the underdogs and is supposed to be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in worthy of ridicule) and toothless response.
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