The problem with Apu

Airs Nov 19 on truTV.

Directed by Michael Melamedoff and posted at Cowboy Bear Ninja. Produced by Marobru Productions and Avalon.

In The Problem With Apu, South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Creator and star Kondabolu discusses how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans, and continues to exist – intact – nearly three decades later. Featuring interviews with Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla and more, the hour-long documentary premieres Sunday, November 19 at 10PM ET/PT on truTV.

 

He loved ‘The Simpsons.’ But Hari Kondabolu has a problem with Apu. - Washington Post
You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu - The New York Times
The soft racism of Apu from "The Simpsons" -The New Yorker