The actor defined his portrayal of Arp as an “insult” by promoting the creation of stereotypes.
actor Hank Azaria, Character voice help From The Simpsons In its original version, he apologized to the Indian community and asked him to define it as “actually an insult” by promoting the creation of stereotypes.
The businessman’s role has been controversial many times, especially after the Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary “Arp Problem,” which claimed in 2017 that the role was based on Racial prejudice.
A year after she stopped speaking to the character, Azaria admitted in the “Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert” podcast that the documentary made her doubt the sustainability of her collaboration with the TV series.
Although the actor insisted that the character was created without malicious intent, he admitted that “Does not mean that there are no real negative consequences“.
For this reason, the actor affirmed a part of himself, thinking that he needs to “go to all the Indians in this country (the United States) and personally apologize”.
This Arp characters For many years, it has been the only TV show in the United States that represents India and Indian culture, which not only increases the success of the cartoon series, but also helps spread stereotypes around the world.
The actor recalled talking to Indian students at his son’s school to understand their specific time for the character.
He mentioned a conversation with a 17-year-old young man, he has not even seen The Simpsons, But he knows what Apu means.
The creator of “The Simpsons” himself, Matt Groening, Has admitted that the roles need to be changed, and are currently working on reshaping them in some way.
They made a specific plan for Apu’s character, because he will return with a new voice and a new role to become an industry manager. Kwik-E-Mart.