The Simpsons might be dropping Apu altogether "to avoid the controversy"

Despite Simpsons creator Matt Groening saying that those upset about the show’s stereotypical depiction of Indian convenience store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon “love to pretend to be offended,” it appears the long-running animated might be axing the character. This news comes from producer and filmmaker Adi Shankar…

On The Late Show, Hank Azaria says recasting Apu “seems like the right thing to do”

Midway through an interview largely given over to the ongoing discussion about the problematic nature of his 29-year run as Springfield’s most prominent South Asian character voiced by a white guy, Hank Azaria told Stephen Colbert that he was just as unpleasantly surprised by The Simpsons’ recent, defensive…

TruTV is re-running The Problem With Apu, right before this week's The Simpsons

Hari Kondabolu’s TruTV documentary The Problem With Apu first aired last November, offering up a critical examination of The Simpsons’ hard-working Kwik-E-Mart operator, along with the various cultural factors, writing decisions, and acting choices that led a white man’s caricature of an Indian accent to become a…