Long as its run may be, “The Simpsons” hasn’t always aged well.
Recent years have seen the series come under fire for its character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian-American character who operates the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store. The character has been called by some a negative, stereotypical representation of South Asians, a charge that drove the 2017 documentary “The Problem with Apu.”
The character is voiced by actor Hank Azaria, who has said he is willing to step aside from voicing the character.
The producers of the show have responded to the criticism in interviews and on-air. The latter, however, only flamed the fires of outrage.
Currently airing its 30th season, “The Simpsons” has won 33 Emmy Awards and a Peabody.
The show was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.”