Film producer Adi Shankar told IndieWire last week that he believes "The Simpsons" plans to drop the long-running, convenience store-owning character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The character, voiced by Hank Azaria, has become a controversial figure as many consider him to be an offensive portrayal of Indian-Americans.
“I got some disheartening news back, that I’ve verified from multiple sources now: They’re going to drop the Apu character altogether,” Shankar told IndieWire. “They aren’t going to make a big deal out of it, or anything like that, but they’ll drop him altogether just to avoid the controversy.”
"The leeching politically correct brigade have once again gotten their way," Glenn Beck said on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” Monday. "The Simpsons ... has surrendered to the unwavering demands of a small group of PC babies, who have screamed and wailed and moaned that the Apu character is 'culturally insensitive,'" he added.
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