Will Apu be written off The Simpsons? No. A minimum of no longer anytime quickly. That is in line with sequence author Matt Groening, who stated on the D23 Expo this weekend that Apu will keep at the display.
“Sure. We adore Apu. We are happy with Apu,” Groening stated, as reported by way of Selection.
A lot of the talk round The Simpsons and Apu particularly has come from Hari Kondabolu’s 2017 documentary, The Drawback With Apu. The film explores Apu as a personality and makes a speciality of him as a stereotype. Sequence manufacturer Al Jean defined earlier (by means of Selection) that he watched this documentary and spoke with The Simpsons writers about it.
He stated he’s taking the subject “very critically.” Some persons are indignant by way of Apu and others are not, in order that makes it a “tough selection” to make about the way forward for Apu on The Simpsons, Jean stated. “I don’t need to offend other folks however we additionally need to be humorous. We do not need to be utterly politically right kind,” he stated. “That hasn’t ever been us. It is given us numerous idea.”
Apu voice actor Hank Azaria has stated he is keen to step down from voicing him in gentle of the blowback.
Going again to Groening, addressing the Apu state of affairs in 2018, he stated, “Other people like to faux they are indignant.” He commented once more later, announcing other folks as of late have an “outrage of the week” after which transfer directly to being dissatisfied about one thing else.
“I believe in particular presently, other folks really feel so aggrieved and crazed and powerless that they are choosing the improper battles,” he stated.
Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar informed IndieWire in 2018 that he heard from a couple of resources that The Simpsons would get rid of Apu going ahead. Alternatively, Al Jean answered on Twitter to mention Shankar is not a spokesperson for the display.
Adi Shankar isn’t a manufacturer at the Simpsons. I want him the perfect however he does no longer discuss for our display.
— Al Jean (@AlJean) October 28, 2018
The Simpsons Season 30 wrapped up in Would possibly this yr; Seasons 31 and 32 are these days at the approach, bringing the display as much as 713 episodes.
In different information, The Simpsons manufacturers have stated Disney–which now owns the property–has been receptive to having talks a couple of Simpsons Film sequel or spin-off sequence.
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