Apu from The Simpsons Getting the Boot
2018 Oct 29 By Saul Staples 0 comment

Apu the longtime Kwik-E-Mart owner on The Simpsons is closing up shop. A popular character will be written out of the long-running animated series “The Simpsons” after some viewers complained of it being a racially insensitive caricature. Does this mean the Kwik-E-Mart will go out of business? For nearly three decades, Apu was the Indian manager of this local convenience store in the show’s fictional town. Controversy started to brew last year with Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu. It condemned the show’s use of stereotypical mannerisms and lifestyle of Indians from South Asia. “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening rebuked the controversy, disagreeing…