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The Problem with Apu (2017)

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

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Michael Melamedoff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hari Kondabolu ... Self
W. Kamau Bell ... Self
Kal Penn ... Self
Aziz Ansari ... Self
Vivek Murthy Vivek Murthy ... Self (as Vivek H. Murthy)
Maulik Pancholy ... Self
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Self
John Ortved John Ortved ... Self - author of 'The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History'
Hank Azaria ... Self (archive footage)
Uma Kondabolu Uma Kondabolu ... Self
Ravi Kondabolu Ravi Kondabolu ... Self
John Powers John Powers ... Self
Mallika Rao Mallika Rao ... Self
Shilpa Dave Shilpa Dave ... Self
Rohitash Rao Rohitash Rao ... Self
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

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After the YouTube user Max Gilardi (better known as "HotDiggedyDemon") made a scathing review of the film and its creator, entitled "The Apu That I Know", it became the most viewed video in his "Brain Dump" series, with over 2.3 million views. See more »

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meh
13 January 2018 | by nicelandmusicSee all my reviews

Has it been much more focused on media ignoring minorities, instead of bashing a cartoon character which, in the end, seems just like PR a thing quite a lot (at least to me), this movie would have much more impact and obviously, much less views. Blaming Azaria for trying to talk on his own matters is a bit out of line. But besides, it does bring a lot questions and views and,fortunately so, even some answers but for me, this was definitely not the way to focus on the problem, even though yes, in the better version of the document, Apu would have every right to be mentioned.


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November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Apu - piirroshahmo vai painajainen? See more »

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