Hank Azaria: Offense Caused By ‘The Simpsons’ Apu Is “Very Upsetting;” Season 2 ‘Brockmire’

Episode 203

While at TCA on Friday in his capacity as star and EP of IPC’s Brockmire, Hank Azaria addressed the controversy surrounding Apu Nahasapeemapetilon–a character he voices on The Simpsons.
Apu is an Indian store clerk, and criticism was mostly sparked by writer-comedian Hari Kondabolu with his TruTV documentary called The Problem With Apu, which commented on the choice to have a white man voicing an Indian character.
Azaria said he had watched the documentary and that “the…

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