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.
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The writers have often been tempted to break the vow they made to Sir Paul McCartney.
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Hank Azaria ends the viral theory definitively.