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Recent interview of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening:
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening says he’s ‘proud’ of Apu, has plans for character post-controversy.
Simpsons is now 3 decades old, aired in 1989 it is now going 32 seasons strong. And 2 more are yet to come in recent years. Recently in an interview to celebrate 700th Episode of The Simpson’s Matt Groening addressed controversies related to this show. And his future plans in coming years.
so, let’s find out what Groening had to say about this milestone. And how he is planning to tackle controversies in coming future.
Most controversial character on The Simpson’s :
If the Phrase “Thank you, come again” anywhere doesn’t remind you of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon you are watching Simpson’s wrong. Kwik-E-Mart owner in Springfield, which is famous Convenience store. He is Indian migrant, known for his accent. In Recent years many controversy caught this character. Hence it is said to be the most controversial character of the show. This character is said to be south East Asian stereotyping character as a result Hanke Azaria stepped down as a voice artist of Apu. Later The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed he will be the part of show no matter what. And it is decided that no white voice artist will be cast for non-white characters. While talking about this controversy Groening stated it was not his idea, to remove white Voice artist but he has no problem with this decision as well.
While talking about Apu’s Future he doesn’t really revealed much details but pointed that something exciting is around the corner. But again we have to wait. Groening stated that he has plans for Apu, but he can’t really say anything for now. But he made clear that for now he hasn’t decided any voice for Apu yet.
Matt Groening’s Reaction on completing 700th episode:
Obviously he is happy, said it is a staggering number that we are 30 years old. You can watch Simpson’s Twice a day. He also addressed decreasing popularity of the show. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening Doesn’t bother by numbers as long as it makes his true fans happy.