Simpsons Might Get Rid of Apu because of Negative Stereotypes

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  1. CORE

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    lol the good old days , but never knew that
     
  2. Holybond

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    Apu isn't a negative stereotype though. He's one of the smartest characters in the show.
     
  3. dAVID_

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    Another show ruined thanks to a loud, butthurt minority.
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    I love all of the "SJWs ruin everything posts!" over a character who hasn't been in the show for several seasons. Not to mention a character so minor that I am pretty sure no one even noticed he wasn't even there.
    They really didn't need to make this announcement, all it did was trigger all of the "anti-SJW" snowflakes. The reason they gave was stupid, but the fact that they gave a reason was even more stupid. He was very clearly not a popular enough character for people to even notice he was missing, they didn't need to give a better reason than that.
     
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    I too am triggered I feel like some Liberal Tears coming on :rofl2: I might go Scream at the Sky:cry:
     
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    Show should've stopped after season 10 or 11, after that, it just became the next Family Guy.
     
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    Even Family Guy got old but I did enjoy those Dramatic Chicken fights , American Dad was good for awhile now I dont watch any.
     
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    Do the Simpsons still exist?

    Oh god, let that cow rest her final days already!
    Her tits must be falling apart!
     
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    well, i generally leave the "is this a negative stereotype" question up to those it's stereotyping. at least to tell you all the reasons why. it is their perspective that's being stereotyped, after all.

    like, some southern stereotypes are funny. others are just inflammatory ignorance. but you're going to have to ask a southerner to tell you the differences why.
     
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  12. Kingy_

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    The Simpsons itself IS a stereotype of American Life. I think removing Apu is just stupid.

    All this just because some people got called "Apu" as a kid, too. But would that be a bad thing? Apu is probably the most empathetic and least stereotypical character in the show. To those ignorant for Apu's character, this may seem stupid, but definitly not to the people who have watched episodes like S7E23. In this episode, it depics him getting citizenship, and it's one of the most heartwarming episodes in The Simpsons. Apu is an important character in the show.
    The positive aspects of Apu have been completely ignored for the documentary's agenda. He's more than just an accent, but a person we should all empathise with. I can't name a more likeable, friendly, hardworking character in the show. What I'm saying is that he's one of television's most human characters.

    Getting rid of Apu would also show a huge bias. Why get rid of Apu and keep characters like Cletus and Luigi?

    Letting the joke police in to censor the show is ruining comedy.
     
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    You like the SJW mindset?

    Anyway if indeed said group of people got a character pulled, and in some regards this would appear to be from the horse's mouth as it were, for spurious or bad reasons (I have not seen the show for well over a decade at this point but back when it was very much a laughing with than laughing at and nobody has said that changed) then it makes sense to send some ire the way of said group.
    I agree if you wanted to do the PR spin thing then this sort of thing is not a good plan, and outrage mobs are quite often boring but there seems to be some merit to this one.

    Also minor character? I am not sure how we measure this or if we have to consider recent seasons but as far as "classic simpsons" goes he was up there -- any number of arcs, central character in a lot of episodes, fully named, catchphrases, don't know about merch but I would be shocked if not, spines of DVDs
     
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    People need to grow a thicker skin and get over it. Period.
     
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    South Park recently did a whole episode that was essentially poking fun at the whole Apu situation...
    [​IMG]
     
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    > Actualy shown in pretty positive way character that is irreplaceable in-universe, with loving family and well working shop that is liked by most other characters.

    > "Negative stereotypes".

    This whole situation is a joke. People that probably never watched Simpsons are crying about it. But ehh, this is the big-picture problem with modern media that bends knee to people that are crying louder, instead of people that are actualy their customers.
     
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  17. KingVamp

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    Yeah, it didn't seem like that big of a deal, to keep or remove them, until they said something.

    Some people are acting like they aren't extremes on both sides. Like complaining over gay characters.
     
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    Homer: stereotype of the fat lazy american men = OK
    Bart: stereotype of a teenager = OK
    Clancy Winchester: stereotype of a fat lazy police man = OK
    Monty Burns: stereotype of a stingy old rich man = OK
    Comics man and Dr.Frink: stereotypes of the nerds = OK
    Willy: stereotype of the Irish men = OK
    Disco-Stu: stereotype of a '80s dancer = OK
    Luigi: stereotype of the Italian men = OK
    Fat-Tony: stereotype of an Italian-american Godfather = OK
    Krusty: stereotype of the greedy Hebrew = OK

    Have, the anti-racist, forget the Bee-Man?
     
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    As a white guy, I'm offended by this! We're not all white trash, inbred families! I hope The Simpsons will understand, and delet this offensive characters. Fucking bigots.

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    Pretty sure he's Scottish. And if you mixed up a Scot and an Irish man, they'd be quite unhappy.

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    Speaking of Irish! As a half Irish man myself, this completely offends me, and I hope The Simpsons delet this racist filth!
     
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