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'The Problem With Apu' to air again after 'The Simpson' controversy

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hari Kondabolu's documentary "The Problem with Apu" which first talked about the stereotypical nature of "The Simpsons" character Nahasapeemapetilon, is scheduled for a re-telecast on TruTV.

The documentary, which was written by and starred Kondabolu, will air on Sunday, April 15, the channel has announced, according to the Weekly.

It is directed by and featured interviews by a number of prominent celebrities of South Asian descent including Aziz Ansari, and Hasan Minhaj, and explores the stereotypical portrayal of marginalised communities.

The renewed debate over character of Nahasapeemapetilon stems from the criticism of the show after it addressed the issue in a new episode.

In one of the show's latest episode, Lisa says, "...something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?"

The response did not go down well with many people on Twitter, including Kondabolu, who tweeted, "Wow. 'Politically Incorrect?' That's the takeaway from my movie & the discussion it sparked? Man, I really loved this show. This is sad.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:25 IST