Representatives of Fox and 20th Century Fox Television said producers prefer to let the episode "speak for themselves."
Fox The Simpsons are under fire for the way the show reacted to controversy surrounding one of their most famous and ancient characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
The outcry over the stereotypical portrayal of Springfield's Kwik -E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was raised on Sunday night in the episode "No Good reads goes unpunished" as Marge Simpson reads a book to daughter Lisa, by Something that started decades ago and was applauded and harmless is now politically incorrect, what can you do? "says Lisa. The show then turned to a picture of Apu.
While some viewers were satisfied with the response the show aired, showrunner Al Jean tweeted, "New Simpsons in five minutes." Twitter explosion in act three, "and he retweeted numerous positive takes after that it was those who felt like the moment was a slap.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu, who published the documentary The Problem with Apu last year, was among those who were dissatisfied.
"Wow. Politically wrong?" That's the take away from my movie and the discussion that triggered it? Man, I really loved this show. This is sad, "Kondabolu tweeted In" The Problem with Apu, "I used Apu & The Simpsons as a prelude to a larger conversation about the representation of marginalized groups and why that matters Simpsons is not Jab Me tonight, but in what many of us regard as progress. "
Comedian and TV personality W. Kamau Bell also cursed the Fox cartoon.
"I think that the fact that they put this argument in the mouth of Lisa's character, the character that usually leads the outsiders and should be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in ridiculous and toothless, "Bell wrote in numerous tweets on the subject." The "argument" of the episode is basically things that were better off political correctness when nobody cared about all these groups the fact that ALL THESE GROUPS ALWAYS AT ALL OF THESE GROUPS, but the complaints of these groups were not respected / supported. "
Al Arabiya The English journalist William Mullally wrote The Simpsons response the problem with Apu: a numb and unforgiving person shrugging. "
Representatives of Fox and 20th Century Fox Television said that producers prefer the episode" f to let yourself be talked to ".