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Simpsons and Apu ?

Matt Groening , the creator of The Simpsons, has brushed off criticism over the Apu character, saying that people love to fake taking offence.

Is this Taking Political correctness too far ? a Kids cartoon Undecided

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Re: Simpsons and Apu ?

Who or what are the Simpsons?Wink and who or what is Apu?

Having watched about five minutes of this 'programme' many years ago, I was so turned off it that I can only remember Bart and Marge(?) because they occasionally get mentioned by my nieces.

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@jab1

He an Indian (I think he is Indian anyway), convience store owner.
The PC Bridage are just bored and have nothing else to do as per.

If they went to every other character in the Simpsons who might cause an offence then you may as well take all of them out and be done with it.

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People across the world have been ' groomed ' to be offended by anything and everything.

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@jab1

Really, you have never watched the Simpsons other than five minutes?

Well you have missed just about the finest cartoon programme ever. Check out Homer Simpsons (and other characters) one liners. The show must have been blessed with one of the finest team of writers ever. 

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Family Guy is much 'worse' - and as for South Park!

http://www.comedycentral.com.au/south-park/videos/south-park-all-about-mormons-clips#joseph-smith-pa...

Seems that with cartoons as ever, you can get away with far more. Roll eyes

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Next thing is they will want to Ban Citizan Khan Sad

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or even BEROCCA

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Re: Simpsons and Apu ?

And from the same stable...

 

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Re: Simpsons and Apu ?

Remember the 'Swedish' chef in The Muppets?  Well, linguists have written a serious paper concluding that the character's accent is in fact Norwegian!  It's a fictitious character in a puppet show who's been given a nonsense soundtrack by Americans.

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@Minivanman wrote:

@jab1

Really, you have never watched the Simpsons other than five minutes?

Well you have missed just about the finest cartoon programme ever. Check out Homer Simpsons (and other characters) one liners. The show must have been blessed with one of the finest team of writers ever. 

"Hey! Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand" Smiley

https://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/ooh-they-have-the-internet-on-computers-now?utm_term=.qfNzgODoZD#...


The one-liners are funny, @Minivanman -I've just read all those in your link, it's just that I can't watch the programme - but that is a problem I have with the majority of American shows, cartoon or 'live person',they just grate with me.

Yep - I know I'm weird.Smiley

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@Steve wrote:

People across the world have been ' groomed ' to be offended by anything and everything.


That's offensive !

 

 

Just kidding Smiley

 

Intresting that some folk on the forum can take a joke and share a bit of banter with each other, sometimes it can get a bit out of hand but rarely will someone make a big issue out of it. Just seems the odd person ( no I don't mean odd in that sense) has to make a issue out of it, totally unnecessary.

Most stuff on the forum should be taken in a light hearted way, no need for any aggro.

 

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It's just human nature to smile and laugh at all the different accents around the world.

Sometimes when I'm talking to people I get an odd look and a Ooh arrh, ooh arrh ay response.

I'd have to be pretty thin skinned to take offence and not laugh as well.

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Ooh arrh, ooh arrh ay?

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No, more like................