Hank Azaria

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The Simpsons: Hank Azaria says about quitting as Apu, ‘We all feel like it’s the right thing and good about it’

The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria has said he will no longer voice the character of Apu, following years of controversy and accusations of racism. Azari(...)

The Simpsons character Apu in the Kwik-E-Mart. Photograph: Fox

The Simpsons is not going to include Indian character Apu in future episodes after a backlash against alleged racial stereotyping, a producer has said(...)

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, at his production office in Santa Monica, Califonia. Photograph: David Banks/The New York Times

In the nearly 30 years that it has been on the air, The Simpsons has perhaps been more accustomed to dispensing cultural criticism than to receiving i(...)

The Simpsons has responded to a controversy over the depiction of the character Apu. Photograph: FOX/Getty Images

The Simpsons has responded to controversy over Indian character Apu in an episode aired in the US on Sunday night with a short message to its audience(...)

The Simpsons: A ubiquitous cultural force. Photograph: Courtesy Sky 1

Matt Groening’s The Simpsons is 30 years old today, its titular family having first appeared on the Tracey Ullman show in 1987 in a very weird short d(...)

The Simpsons show editor Mike Bridge (L), executive producer Matt Selman (R) and co-executive producer Brian Kelley look at an upcoming Lego episode at the editing bay in 20th Century Fox Studios. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Fox’s hit animated show The Simpsons, which has used donut-loving Homer and his dysfunctional family to satirize US popular culture for 25 years, is c(...)

The Smurfs 2

You know that moment in Beckett’s Endgame when Hamm turns to the audience and says “Not a subplot, I trust”? Watching The Smurfs 2, we know just how h(...)