The Simpsons has laterally addressed criticism that the depiction of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been a negative stereotypes of Indian immigrants.
The episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished” Marge reads a story, The Princess in the Garden, to Lisa, but self-edits with a politically-correct story for 2018.
However Lisa finds the story lacking in an “emotional journey” for the central character.
Both then make reference to Apu, with Lisa looking at a picture of him, saying “something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”
The Simpsons has been running since 1989, nearly three decades of generational change.
Hank Azaria has previously said, “Definitely anybody that was hurt or offended by it, or by any character or vocal performance, it’s really upsetting that it was offensive or hurtful to anybody.”
The episode is due to air in Australia on 7mate.
Source: Hollywood Reporter