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The Problem With Apu (Documentary, 2017)

Discussion in 'Games, Movies & Sports' started by Miketheboss, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. AlexanderMBush

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    Just to point out, this is not going to be a fix that can be easily made; as he is fully present with lines in the first Preshow room, along with having somewhat of a presence in the actual Kwik-E-Mart.
     
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    He’s being written out of the show, meaning no new content, not written out of the canon.

    I think this will mostly be a non-issue unless Groening insists on the ride pre-show changing.
     
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    Yes. There's still a ton of reruns with him in them. I'd be pretty sure they'll still run those.
     
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    oh boy.
     
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    Deleted: wrong thread
     
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    Yet Reverend Lovejoy still remains.

    And Cletus, Groundskeeper Willie, Comic Book Guy, Rich Texan, Bumblebee man. And really, just about everyone else.

    We won’t even mention who voices Dedrick, Lou and Carl. The panic that would ensue if that came out in an article.
     
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    Before this turns into the “this is stupid” thread I actually urge everyone to watch “The Problem With Apu” and not assuming what’s in it. Instead of actually listening to the piece it sounds like they’re throwing the baby out with the bath water.
     
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    I Only WISH there was a hispanic version of Apu. all we get is stupid Bumblebee man, he doesnt even have a backstory or anything, hes a prop. A PROP character for God's sake....
    i would trade bumblebee for apu any day of the week. give me the most stereotypical latino store owner there is.
    I mean look at FES from That 70s Show. one of my favorite characters. someone that while was made fun of, was a pretty nice representation on tv

    ive always hated that Bumblebee man is not a real person, i dont even think he ever adds anything to the plots, besides jokes at his expense.

    Also, Ive seen this video show up a lot on twitter, some people are saying this is the best counter argument against the Apu documentary that took the character down
    I only watched half of it but he seems pretty on point

     
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    This is Hari’s response that I agree with.

     
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    if Apu is offensive because of the accent, and because a white person is doing the voice, and for being stereotypical
    Then there is another character that needs to change due to being equally offensive as well


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    how long is it going to take for someone semi famous to bring up the same issues that makes Apu a bad character? what will universal do when controversy strikes?
    you could make literally the same arguments with Mario than with Apu. specially the fact that a white man is doing a "funny voice" of a character from a specific country.
     
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    This is so ridic. PC and SJW culture sometimes gets in the way of things that weren't a problem till they made it one.
     
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    That was pretty interesting. Watched about 20 mins and I agree with it 110%. I never really thought about redeemable of a character he actually was.
     
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    Much Ado About Nothing
     
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    Much Apu about nothing

    .. missed opportunity there ;)
     
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    When Odyssey was coming out, some people got up in arms about Mario wearing a mariachi outfit. Nintendo essentially responded to this by not caring or acknowledging it. Everyone moved on. I'd expect the same to happen if/when this ever rolls around.
     
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    There’s no problem with Apu
     
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