Why can’t SJWs leave things alone? It’s like they’re not happy unless they can destroy any and everything that makes others happy. Like ‘The Simpsons,’ specifically the character of Apu.
— Big Think (@bigthink) November 27, 2017
From Big Thing (saved you the click):
At least that’s what actor and comedian Hari Kondabolu is asking in his new documentary, “The Problem with Apu.” Twenty-eight seasons ago Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was introduced as the owner of Kwik E-Mart in The Simpsons. He quickly became one of the show’s main punching bags, a trend that did not limit itself to the show. Being one of the first mainstream gateways into Indian culture, his character ended up hurting Indian-Americans and the representation of India broadly. As Kondabolu reports in a round-table with four other Indians, every one of them was bullied by being called Apu in their youth.
Ugh, it’s that Kondabolu guy again.
Maybe he missed it but …
The entire show is based on stereotypes to make a point about societal views. Seriously how are you just now getting this. https://t.co/vXrKCOQIYu
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 4, 2017
They're still heady from rediscovering water fountains.
— Bohemio (@El__Bohemio) December 4, 2017
These people are now officially too "woke" to laugh…
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) December 4, 2017
They seem to be taking wokeness a TINY bit too far.
The sad part is Derek got paid to write that, and someone else got paid to say "Good work, Derek – publish it!".
— Kieran eleison – OK, NOW it's Christmas. (@kierandill) December 4, 2017
Someone thought this was a good thing to write about. Granted, we thought it was good enough to write about and mock so it all works out.
And has only been on for 28 years.
— Todd Dimmitt (@TADinKaty) December 4, 2017
Homer is not exactly flattering to white people.
— Jennifer Michelle Greenberg (@JGrassman) December 4, 2017
But we love him anyway.