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Vir Das points at treatment of white women in Bollywood

IANS  |  Mumbai 

As "The Simpsons" has raked up a controversy over stereotyping Indians in America's popular culture, Indian has urged poeple to introspect over how stereotypes white women.

"While takes a look at Apu and the consciousness of how Indians are portrayed in American media, maybe we take a look at how we treat white characters, specifically female in almost every single movie. Ever?" Vir, who has widely toured the US, tweeted on Wednesday.

"The Simpsons" featured a South Asian character called Apu, who has had to grapple with the troubling of a with an exaggerated, fake Indian accent since the show's existence.

The documentary "The Problem With Apu" touched upon how "The Simpsons" damaged the South Asian caricature.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:08 IST
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