The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice the character of Apu following years of controversy and accusations of racism.The American actor – who is white – had voiced the Indian shopkeeper on the long-running cartoon series for 30 years.But his portrayal has faced increasing scrutiny, with a 2017 documentary called The Problem With Apu raising questions about the stereotypical depiction of an Indian immigrant.In an interview with blog Slashfilm, Azaria confirmed his time as the Kwik-E-Mart owner is over.”All we know there is I won’t be doing the voice anymore, unless there’s some way to transition it or something,” the 55-year-old said. Advertisement “We all made the decision together… We all agreed on it.”We all feel like it’s the right thing and good about it.” More from Ents & Arts Stolen portrait found inside wall confirmed as Gustav Klimt’s Portrait Of A Lady COBRA: Could power on Earth really be wiped out by a solar storm? Eminem drops surprise album – and upsets some with Manchester bombing lyric Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Royal wedding cellist breaks records with new album Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82 Robert Carlyle on playing a PM, social media,… Read full this story
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