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The Problem With Apu In The Simpsons

Hari may love The Simpsons, but he has a big issue with the portrayal of the show’s South Asian character Apu.

Hari Kondabolu has a new TV documentary coming out called The Problem With Apu. This documentary focuses on the racial issues he has with the Apu Nahasapeemapetilon character from The Simpsons. He loves the show but he also wants better for it. For example – did you know Apu is voiced by a white guy?

It started when W. Kamau Bell asked him to so a piece on Totally Biased.

The doc also includes conversations with Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minjaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla, Russell Peters, Sakina Jaffrey and Maulik Pancholy. With additional interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Mallika Rao, and many more. The Problem with Apu debuts on truTV on Sunday, November 19th at 10pm.

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