Apu

The Simpsons Delivered a Big “F U” to the South Asian-American Community

April 14, 2018

Nothing I love more than white men telling me what’s racist. Back in November, I wrote about The Problem with Apu, a documentary by comedian Hari Kondabolu about Simpsons character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. On Sunday, April 8th, The Simpsons aired “No Good Read Goes Unpunished,” and with it, attempted a response to the criticisms laid out … Read More

Hari Kondabolu’s Documentary About The Simpsons’ Apu Is Coming Soon

July 28, 2017

Thank you, come again. It’s been a phrase, innocuous at first take and humiliating in practice, that has followed South Asian kiddos around their childhoods. If you lived through the 1990s, you became a stand in for The Simpsons‘ Apu in every conversation with a non-brown person and you’ve had this phrase repeated directly into your … Read More