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Hank Azaria Apologises For Voicing Apu In The Simpsons: I Really Didn’t Know Any Better


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Hank
Azaria
not too long ago
opened
up
about
voicing
a
individual
of
color
(POC)
character
Apu
in

The
Simpsons
.
The
actor
has
apologised
for
lending
his
voice
to
Apu,
an
immigrant
from
West
Bengal,
India.
Hank
who
is
white,
had
voiced
the
character
since
the
present
began
in
1989
however
stood
down
final
yr
amidst
criticism
of
racial
stereotyping.

hank azaria,

Azaria,
who
appeared
on
the
Armchair
Skilled
podcast
hosted
by
actors
Dax
Shepard
and
Monica
Padman,
opened
up
about
the
backlash.
He
stated,
“I
actually
did not
know
any
higher.
I
did not
suppose
about
it.
I
was
unaware
how
a lot
relative
benefit
I
had
obtained
in
this
nation
as
a
white
child
from
Queens.
Simply
as a result of
there
have been
good
intentions
it
would not
imply
there
weren’t
actual
adverse
penalties
to
the
factor
that
I
am
accountable
for.”

For
the
unversed,
Apu’s
character
in
the
animated
sequence
The
Simpsons
got here
beneath
scrutiny
after
an
Indian-American
comic
Hari
Kondabolu,
launched
a
documentary
titled
The
Downside
With
Apu
in
2017.

Hank
Azaria
added,
“I
actually
do
apologise.
I
know
you
weren’t
asking
for
that
however
it is
vital.
I
apologise
for
my
half
in
creating
that
and
taking part
in
that.
Half
of
me
feels
I
want
to
go
spherical
to
each
single
Indian
individual
in
this
nation
and
personally
apologise.”

Apu
from

The
Simpsons

has
a
doctorate
in
laptop
science
however
runs
the
Kwik-E-Mart
comfort
retailer
in
Springfield.
The
storyline
surrounding
his
character
additionally
led
to
controversies.

Hank
additionally
shared
that
he
labored
with
his
teenage
son
Hal
to
attempt
and
perceive
the
downside.
“I
was
talking
at
my
son’s
college,
I
was
speaking
to
the
Indian
children
there
as a result of
I
wished
to
get
their
enter
[There
was]
a
17-year-old,
he is
by no means
even
seen
The
Simpsons
however
is aware of
what
Apu
means.
It is
virtually
a
slur
at
this
level.”

Azaria
added
that
he
“learn,
spoke
to
individuals
who
knew
a
lot
about
racism,
spoke
to
heaps
of
Indian
individuals
and
went
to
seminars.
I
realised
I
have
had
a
date
with
future
with
this
factor
for
31
years.”

Notably,
Hank
is
additionally
identified
for
voicing
characters
in
movies
like

Smurfs,
Pleased
Ft,
Hop

and
extra.

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