Addressing The Simpsons “Apu Controversy”: Cultural Insanity

Recent backlash over Simpson’s creator Matt Groening‘s comically stereotypical Indian character and Kwik-E-mart owner, Apu, is the latest episode in the rampant Cultural Marxism that, as it is superimposed, sweeps across and infects Western culture.

Many mainstream media outlets chimed in, parroting such tripe as “The Simpsons Creators Just Don’t Care Anymore”.

Mashable said that “The Simpsons needs to die. Matt Groening, the show’s creator, made that abundantly clear this week.”

The Washington Post said “What can ‘The Simpsons’ do about Apu? A lot, actually.”

CBC said that “The real problem with Apu? There’s not enough diversity in the writers’ room.”

Apu’s voice actor, Hank Azaria, said he would be willing to stop performing the character altogether, obviously to save his skin from being deemed a “racist”.

Groening responded to the criticism, saying that “It’s hard to say. Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”

Proving that he has an ounce of backbone, he was asked if he had any thoughts on the fresh criticism of Apu. “Not really. I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended,” he replied.

Apu (left) in the TV show “The Simpsons”.

Addressing the insanity: Understanding The Simpsons and the point of Comedy.

I ask why can’t a team of white guys who aren’t Asian make a funny stereotypical joke in a show that is already full of funny racial and cultural comical caricatures? — This kind of willingness to prod different groups and identities in jest was the very thing that made The Simpsons so beloved in the first place.

Also, why can’t an animation team be predominantly white without there being “lack of diversity” or an ulterior “evil white racist conspiracy” motive the mainstream press so obsessively highlights and insists upon?

Things fell into place and the team of animators happen to be mostly white which may have influenced the vision of the show somewhat, so what?

To the unthinking people that seriously believe this uproar is coming from actual real people (and not a carefully concerted multi-outlet corporate sponsored social engineering campaign) it all may just about seem legitimate, after all — all the mainstream media outlets are multiple heads attached to one ugly corporate body, unbeknownst to many.

The mainstream (Jew-owned and run) media constantly highlighting its warped idea of “race relations” and “white guilt” is inflammatory to racial dissension in and of itself (and is intended to be so) to keep framing the capable white man as the enemy in every circumstance.

To repeat the narrative often enough, people have eventually come to believe it and give up the “outdated ways” (organic culture before it was ruined) — especially when, over the long course of the internationally popular show since the late eighties there has been no uproar from anyone, let alone Asians in demanding that Apu be removed or rethought as a character.

Only now in the height of political correctness this “uproar” coincidentally happens.

The Washington Post claims that “engaging with the issue of representation will make for a more satirical and topical show”. Yes, really, they spouted that double negative; that self-censorship and outright avoidance of satire is the new satire, an interesting take.

I guarantee if The Simpsons’ creators cave to this censorship call from a small group with a loud voice (the corporate media) its ratings and viewership will plummet — and then The Simpsons really will die, deservedly so if it crumbles under the pressure.


The Simpsons became popular precisely because it (and its viewers) were comfortable enough to take a joke.

The Simpsons is all about ridiculing and making fun of everyday things, people, places, just about anything and everything — that’s the basis of good comedy, the poking of fun at all concerned parties in a mutually enjoyable way without it being partial or discriminatory. That’s the foundation of pretty much any decent joke, to show weakness or quirks in yourself and others and be reciprocal to the same treatment – and be comfortable with it.

That’s how people bond, build trust, and become closer together, it’s a basic social dynamic.

Some people won’t like the humor displayed in The Simpsons, to those people I suggest they turn off the show, do something else, and don’t tune in again, especially that they then don’t grovel about their elitist sense of acceptable humor (but have the right to do so nonetheless). It’s quite simple really. Look up freedom of association and freedom of speech, central pillars of liberty.

Other comical stereotypes are everywhere on the show, but ignored by the mainstream press. Only Apu gets coverage, funny that:

We see Fat Tony as the stereotypical Italian gangster; no uproar there. We see Cletus Spuckler as the stereotypical example of white trash, no uproar there. Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky as the stereotypical Jew, again, no uproar there. Ned Flanders, the stereotypical evangelical Christian, yep, no mass media campaign slating Matt Groening. Homer Simpson, a stereotypical middle class happy-go-lucky guy. Groundskeeper Willie as the stereotypical Scotsman. The list goes on and on.

You get the picture.

 

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