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  • Well I said it as I didn’t know of anyone complaining over the issue. Perhaps it’s not been covered as much over here(England) than in the US. Thanks for pointing it out. To be honest I don’t see an issue it’s been happening before the Simpsons and it’ll happen long after the Simpsons has finished. Just let them continue to do a good job.
  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    simp7fan wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    simp7fan wrote: »
    Speaking English is about pronunciation. Indians don't quite pronounce in a way that Americans can understand. Maybe it's more British. I think y'all know what I think about the Queen's English. Historians say that American pronunciation has changed less than the Brits from the point that they were one and the same.

    @pepsimax1984 with the broken search here I don't think it's possible to find without going through every page. The other thread was more specifically about the doc. Though, Hank also replied back then.

    Bruh, you need to quit while you're behind.
    Brevity is a sign of dimwit. ;)

    I do like being behind. You like being in front? Match made!

    Serious reply: Oh, no, some people are hard to understand. I guess that makes me a racist, right? haha. *sigh*

    We all understand you. You're making yourself perfectly clear. Your personal viewpoint is pretty straight forward and easy to see.
  • simp7fan
    4163 posts Member
    jukan00 wrote: »
    simp7fan wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    simp7fan wrote: »
    Speaking English is about pronunciation. Indians don't quite pronounce in a way that Americans can understand. Maybe it's more British. I think y'all know what I think about the Queen's English. Historians say that American pronunciation has changed less than the Brits from the point that they were one and the same.

    @pepsimax1984 with the broken search here I don't think it's possible to find without going through every page. The other thread was more specifically about the doc. Though, Hank also replied back then.

    Bruh, you need to quit while you're behind.
    Brevity is a sign of dimwit. ;)

    I do like being behind. You like being in front? Match made!

    Serious reply: Oh, no, some people are hard to understand. I guess that makes me a racist, right? haha. *sigh*

    We all understand you. You're making yourself perfectly clear. Your personal viewpoint is pretty straight forward and easy to see.
    How do you see me if you're in front? You're obviously facing forward (the only right direction, of course), as am I. I can see the back of your head. I don't think you can see my viewpoint clearly...because people can't see the back of their own heads. That's just silly.
    Here is my signature. Or maybe it's not.
  • parkna1234 wrote: »
    @ Pepsimax1984
    "It’s nearly 30years now and no one has complained (to my knowledge before) so why change?"

    Not to put to fine a point on it, but... just no. People have been debating it and complaining about these issues for a long, long time. People have had problems with the character of Apu for a long time.

    Personally, I don't think I particularly agree with Hari Kondabolu's criticisms, although I think that because he's made it quite clear him and people he knows were bullied using Apu, something needs to change. Not necessarily the voice, but what Apu does in the show.

    However, the 'response' to it by the writers was pathetic. It didn't address it, they instead chickened out of doing anything. They come off particularly bad. The writers came across as quite cowardly. It was quite spiteful and as a Simpsons fan, I don't appreciate that.

    Indian Americans have been telling others of how they were bullied using Apu, and instead of addressing it the writers decided to bully them more.

    I love what Hari said afterwards - to make the point that they aren't going to change Apu, they changed Lisa instead, and that is quite spiteful. Hari is clearly a massive fan of The Simpsons, and they shouldn't treat anyone, especially fans, like that.

    I would like to make a response, but the dark hole which it leads me to is too overwhelming.

    Suffice to say, you understand.
  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    edited May 2018
    simp7fan wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    simp7fan wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    simp7fan wrote: »
    Speaking English is about pronunciation. Indians don't quite pronounce in a way that Americans can understand. Maybe it's more British. I think y'all know what I think about the Queen's English. Historians say that American pronunciation has changed less than the Brits from the point that they were one and the same.

    @pepsimax1984 with the broken search here I don't think it's possible to find without going through every page. The other thread was more specifically about the doc. Though, Hank also replied back then.

    Bruh, you need to quit while you're behind.
    Brevity is a sign of dimwit. ;)

    I do like being behind. You like being in front? Match made!

    Serious reply: Oh, no, some people are hard to understand. I guess that makes me a racist, right? haha. *sigh*

    We all understand you. You're making yourself perfectly clear. Your personal viewpoint is pretty straight forward and easy to see.
    How do you see me if you're in front? You're obviously facing forward (the only right direction, of course), as am I. I can see the back of your head. I don't think you can see my viewpoint clearly...because people can't see the back of their own heads. That's just silly.

    and also: "I do like being behind. You like being in front? Match made!"

    ..................

    Do you enjoy sexually harassing people on forums?
  • MrPepsiMax1
    2736 posts Member
    @simp7fan & @jukan00 stop derailing this thread and stop bickering.
  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    @simp7fan & @jukan00 stop derailing this thread and stop bickering.

    Bickering? :D@simp7fan is using sexual innuendo as a threat.

    Mods?


    I do have something to add to my previous comments. Clearly the higher ups, Jean/Groening don't care at all but they're missing a chance at a good story and the possibility of making a smart story. Let Apu say he's been code-switching to fit in with the yellow (white) majority. Turn their stereotypes and prejudices back on them.
  • 168sean168
    4084 posts Member
    edited May 2018
    jukan00 wrote: »
    168sean168 wrote: »
    Hank is doing a good job with Apu. Back in the days, Indians themselves might not have the language skills to pull it off. They may be speaking better now but they may have lost the native accents. The accent gives Apu his charm.

    You don't think people from India could speak English in 1990? :D:D:D FOH


    I checked that FOH is a vulgarity here. Mod?
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
    Well I said it as I didn’t know of anyone complaining over the issue. Perhaps it’s not been covered as much over here(England) than in the US. Thanks for pointing it out. To be honest I don’t see an issue it’s been happening before the Simpsons and it’ll happen long after the Simpsons has finished. Just let them continue to do a good job.

    Just my opinion, of course, but the way in which you’re expressing your viewpoint seems to gloss over some of the very real complexities of the “Apu” issue. A few points. First, you note that “it’s been happening before the Simpsons and it’ll happen long after the Simpsons has finished.” I find this sort of it’s-always-been-this-way-so-it’s-okay analysis unconvincing. If we were to universally adopt this approach, minstrel shows and blackface would still be common. Social and cultural norms and perceptions shift over time. Take the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s as an example. Even at the time of its release in 1961 the character of Mr. Yunioshi by Mickey Rooney sparked some unease. In today’s Hollywood such a caricatured portrayal of an Asian by an white actor in yellowface would be far less likely.

    Second, you note here and in previous posts that the creative team is doing a “good” or “great” job with the character. I hope I’m not putting words in your mouth but this seems to be code for the view that you think that the portrayal of Apu has been and continues to be fine. You thus appear to be minimizing or dismissing the view of others who find the way in which the character is presented more problematic. I’m not pointing fingers at anyone here in the forum, but in a general sense I’ve always found it interesting how people are able to rationalize the ridicule of “others” as perfectly reasonable or even as a positive good; yet, when the shoe is on the other foot, when they or the clique to which they belong becomes the object of particularly barbed insults or broad satire, the same individuals who were previously sneering that folks need to develop thicker skins are suddenly declaiming about the need for safe spaces.
  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    edited May 2018
    168sean168 wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    168sean168 wrote: »
    Hank is doing a good job with Apu. Back in the days, Indians themselves might not have the language skills to pull it off. They may be speaking better now but they may have lost the native accents. The accent gives Apu his charm.

    You don't think people from India could speak English in 1990? :D:D:D FOH


    I checked that FOH is a vulgarity here. Mod?

    I checked that joking about r.a.p.i.n.g me is threatening and offensive. Mod?

    -but I mean @168sean168 , if you want to take that side, be my guest.

    I honestly have thick skin and couldn't care less, but there could be younger people on this forum or people that might very understandably not find r.a.p.e funny (normal people). Not to mention the possible homophobic implications as well.
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
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  • MrPepsiMax1
    2736 posts Member
    edited May 2018
    @johncolombo or @Deadshot_DCU or @XXXO77O4906 please can you lock this thread.
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  • 168sean168
    4084 posts Member
    jukan00 wrote: »
    168sean168 wrote: »
    jukan00 wrote: »
    168sean168 wrote: »
    Hank is doing a good job with Apu. Back in the days, Indians themselves might not have the language skills to pull it off. They may be speaking better now but they may have lost the native accents. The accent gives Apu his charm.

    You don't think people from India could speak English in 1990? :D:D:D FOH


    I checked that FOH is a vulgarity here. Mod?

    I checked that joking about r.a.p.i.n.g me is threatening and offensive. Mod?

    -but I mean @168sean168 , if you want to take that side, be my guest.

    I honestly have thick skin and couldn't care less, but there could be younger people on this forum or people that might very understandably not find r.a.p.e funny (normal people). Not to mention the possible homophobic implications as well.

    I do not understand what was going on in this thread after my post but I did check that FOH is a vulgarity that is offensive
  • MrPepsiMax1
    2736 posts Member
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    6308 posts Moderator
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