Die Hollywood, Die

Hank Azaria, the voice of The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, claimed during an interview he wanted to apologize to every single Indian for the crime of voicing a cartoon character.

The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, the white actor who voiced the show’s long-running Indian character, Apu, says that he feels the need “to go to every single Indian person in this country and personally apologize” for his “participation in racism.”

Yet, Azaria had no problem with his “racism” for the previous thirty years. Interesting.

“It’s practically a slur at this point,” Azaria said of the Simpsons character during a recent interview on the Armchair Expert podcast with hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman.

The actor added that it “took a while” for him to realize his so-called “participation in racism,” or “a racist practice.”

The good news is The Simpsons haven’t been funny since 1996, and most people wouldn’t know Azaria if they tripped over him. Now maybe it’s just me, but I think if Azaria was truly sorry for his racism, he would distribute his wealth among the Indians he offended.

8 thoughts on “Die Hollywood, Die

  1. I’d much rather he apologize for being in the 1998 Godzilla movie, which was offensive to almost everyone with two or more functioning brain cells.

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  2. Hermit – Personally, I was hoping the entire cast would quit so we could end this unfunny show forever.

    Veeshir – The left wants a race war. I’m pretty sure they don’t want that, but hey, knock yourselves out.

    Benjamin – Awful, awful film. The only minor bright spot was the blonde girl. She was at least pretty. I really liked the 2014 Godzilla, though.

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  3. I remember when the Simpsons was edgy for its time. It’s a shame they have taken the path of not offending anyone ever because that itself is never funny. The whole point of the show was to poke fun at the nuclear family… I really don’t think the show ever recovered from the loss of Phil Hartman.

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  4. Azaria played an idiot pharaoh in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” Will he apologize to natives of Great Britain for his shitty English accent?

    What about when he played the homosexual butler in “The Birdcage.” He hit every stereotype of speech for that group.

    I’m going to go with “no.” And I he was truly sorry, he’d return or donate all the money he’s made performing these parts. I bet he’s not THAT sorry. FO, hypocrite.

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