ABC Piles on The Simpsons: ‘Retire’ ‘Racist’ ‘Stereotypical’ Apu Character?

Scott Whitlock | April 11, 2018
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[See NewsBusters for more.] ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday slammed The Simpsons, fretting about the “racist,” “stereotypical” portrayal of the character Apu. The show joined the chorus of liberal outlets unhappy with how the veteran comedy dealt with complaints about the Indian American Apu. With no evidence that fans at large are unhappy, George Stephanopoulos breathlessly insisted: “We’re going to begin with the backlash against The Simpsons.” Reporter Eva Pilgrim lectured, “The show under fire over concerns of racism with one of its oldest, most popular characters, finally responding.”