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Hank Azaria apologizes for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ for three decades – The Washington Post

Hank Azaria said « part of me feels like I need to go around to every single Indian person in this country » for his part in voicing Apu on « The Simpsons. »

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In a recent episode of Dax Shepards podcast, Armchair Expert, Azaria recalled feeling hurt and defensive in 2017 when The Problem with Apu, a documentary by Indian American comedian Hari Kondabolu, launched a discussion about the character and the South Asian stereotypes he perpetuated.
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Initially, Azaria said he didnt want to knee-jerk respond to what could have been 17 hipsters in a microbrewery in Brooklyn. But he realized he needed to educate himself: I talked…

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