(LOS ANGELES) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to a different blog. But that isn’t to voice the Indian immigrant convenience store proprietor Azaria brought alive for 30 years obtained’t reside on.
Producers and Fox Broadcasting Co. wouldn’t verify to The Connected Press Azaria’s exit or an reside to Apu, a routine character that has drawn criticism for reinforcing racial stereotypes. There was once no instant acknowledge Saturday from Azaria’s publicist.
The actor, who is white, indicated Friday to slashfilm.com that there was once no resistance to phasing out his divulge.
“All of us made the choice collectively,” Azaria acknowledged. “All of us agreed on it. All of us feel prefer it’s the reliable element and (feel) aesthetic about it.”
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a favored convenience store in the intriguing sitcom’s Springfield. Apu is legendary for his catchphrase, “Thanks, come yet again.” Azaria’s first turn as Apu came in the first season’s episode “The Telltale Head” in 1990.
Azaria speculated that among alternatives going ahead is transitioning Apu’s divulge to an Indian actor.
In 2017, comic Hari Kondabolu put out a documentary, “The Relate with Apu,” that examined the character’s cultural impact. Requested in the film’s aftermath if he had watched the documentary, Azaria acknowledged:
“Thanks for asking me. Yes, for sure, I did interrogate it, and let me interrogate if I will inform you the procedure I feel about that. The premise that anybody, younger or feeble, previous or recent, was once bullied or teased or worse according to the character of Apu on ‘The Simpsons,’ the divulge or every other tropes of the character is distressing,” he acknowledged. “And in particular in submit-9/11 The US, the postulate that anybody was once marginalized according to it or had a exhausting time was once very upsetting to me in my conception and professionally.”