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The Problem with Apu (2017)

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

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Credited cast:
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Himself
Aziz Ansari ... Himself
W. Kamau Bell ... Himself
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Himself
Shilpa Dave Shilpa Dave ... Herself - -Professor
Noureen DeWulf ... Herself
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Dana Gould ... Himself
Sakina Jaffrey ... Herself
Hari Kondabolu ... Himself
Aasif Mandvi ... Himself
Hasan Minhaj ... Himself
Ajay Naidu ... Himself
Aparna Nancherla ... Herself
Maulik Pancholy ... Himself
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

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November 2017 (USA) See more »

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El problema con Apu See more »

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Hank Azaria never appears in the documentary (outside of archive footage). He wrote an email to Hari expressing he "didn't feel comfortable speaking for the whole show". See more »

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This is not a documentary
20 October 2018 | by claudiutosainu-129-33926See all my reviews

This video is not a documentary, it's just a bunch of snowflakes with weak arguments clinging to a thick accent but APU is so much more than his accent. To watter down such a complex character to the way he speaks is doing all Indians a great disfavor. The character of APU has so many wonderful qualities that i think all humans should have. Anyone who is a true fan of the show will agree that the APU presented in this "documentary" is very different from the APU in the series.

To be Indian and offended by the way APU speaks is to be ashamed of your heritage.

So what if a white guy does his accent? Phil Lamar did Samurai Jack and he got only praise for it.

I've been watching The Simpsons for over 20 years, Apu is one of my favorite characters. It's his thick accent that i love so much, but that's not to say that it's his only quality.


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