Ugly underground simp
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
This is a really good update to the story, thanks for remembering the May thread.
Some butthurt from a different Hari that famous Hari retweeted:
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The worst kind of hypocrite, "This isn't what we wanted! Also we weren't even watching, and our controversy is the only reason Simpsons are even relevant so why aren't we getting what we wanted?!"
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tfw the indian aristocracy, who has enjoyed a system of caste-based privileged and religious-based oppression of the plebes for years, are so fragile yet well connected that their childhood bullying gets a documentary on national television scapegoating it on a side character, meanwhile there's an entire underclass of people who are religiously obligated to pick up the feces of the caste of shithead documentary people.
such is life in 21st century parody world
Adi Streetshitter said:I wish you well too. Let’s work towards common ground. Ignoring only fans the flames. The world is polarized & getting more so, and the onus is on us to bring people together. Engage in a constructive way and this matter will go to bed. I see you, now I’m asking you to see me.
The Simpsons producer responds to claims Apu is leaving
One of the original writers of The Simpsons has responded to claims that Apu will be written out of the show.
Last week, producer and Youtuber Adi Shankar claimed that The Simpsons plans to "drop the Apu character altogether".
But Al Jean, who is an executive producer, has responded on Twitter saying that Adi Shankar "does not speak for our show".
Apu has become controversial recently, with some people arguing that he is an Indian stereotype.
Adi Shankar, who is a producer on the Netflix show Castlevania, told IndieWirethat he'd been told Apu's days on the show were numbered.
He claimed to have got the news from two people who work on the show and a third person who works with Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
Simpsons executive producer Al Jean, who has been there since the show started way back in 1989, tweeted: "Adi Shankar is not a producer on the Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show."
Al Jean didn't say whether or not Apu would be staying in the show or not.
Earlier this year, Adi Shankar launched a competition to write a script which "in a clever way subverts [Apu], pivots him, writes him out, or evolves him", which he argued would solve the "Apu problem".
He said he would make the episode on his Youtube channel, which makes parodies and fan films.
There has been a discussion about Apu since Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu last year.
He said that the stereotypical portrayal of Apu meant people made fun of him.
"After a while, you'd watch The Simpsons on a Sunday and you'd get a sense of how you'd be made fun of at school on Monday, based on what Apu did in the latest episode," Hari Kondabolu told the BBC last year.
"Apu was the only Indian we had on TV at all so I was happy for any representation as a kid.
"And of course he's funny, but that doesn't mean this representation is accurate or right."
The Simpsons responded to the controversy in an episode earlier this year, whichdivided audiences.
Newsbeat has contacted Fox TV for comment.
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Figures Adi Shacunt is a producer on a fucking netflix show...Story gets a new twist: http://archive.md/ETvhT
That would be nice, but considering the state of modern Simpsons, I wouldn't be surprised if they don't do anything and just write off Apu.If Al Jean puts forward an episode ripping the shit out of this whole thing successfully, I will stop saying The Simpsons sucks for a week.
Story gets a new twist
When was the last time Side Show Bob made an appearance? Looks like it's been years.
no man, i want a stupid and convoluted plot with homer going back in time
and accidentally removing india from the history of the world
ensuring all indians were never born
Right! Bumblebee Man works at Channel "Ocho" ("eight", in spanish), just like one of the most famous characters of Mexican pop culture:Bumblebee Guy is specifically a parody of the famous Mexican television show called "Chesperito" (CP for short) that used a lot of wacky slapstick type humor. It's a good show, very silly.