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Hank Azaria said he wants to apologize to “every single Indian person in this country” for voicing Apu on “The Simpsons” for nearly three decades.
Hank Azaria said he wants to apologize to “every single Indian person in this country” for voicing Apu on “The Simpsons” for nearly three decades.
"Part of me feels like I need to go around to every single Indian person in this country and personally apologize," said the "Simpsons" cast member.
The character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been criticized for reinforcing Indian stereotypes.
"We sort of went back and forth," said David Crane.
“Yes, it’s a cartoon. Yes, it’s a pop culture super-successful show,” Chopra told "The View." “But that gives it more responsibility.”
Matt Groening's comments come as Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, said he'd be happy to "step aside" from the role.
"The idea that anyone young or old, past or present, being bullied based on Apu really makes me sad."
“I think the documentary made some really interesting points and gave us a lot to think about and we really are thinking about it,” Azaria said.