The character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been criticized for reinforcing Indian stereotypes.
The rumor comes from TV and film producer Adi Shankar -- although "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean says Shankar "does not speak for our show."
“I love Indian culture and Indian film and Indian music," the creator said. 🙄🙄🙄
Matt Groening's comments come as Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, said he'd be happy to "step aside" from the role.
“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.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu speaks with other South Asian stars on "The Simpsons" character and representation on-screen.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu once said Apu's voice sounds like “a white guy making fun of my father.”
As the scene has formalized, farther-flung comics have joined. Aparna Nancherla, a D.C. transplant now living in Astoria
Harin Kondabolu On Brooklyn Comedy Scene
Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan