South Park has never balk away from dissension plastering a variety of contentious and often taboo subjects in the 21 years since it first aired.
And last-place night’s( October 10) occurrence was no different, as the support dedicated an entire occurrence to call out The Simpsons regarding the recent Apu controversy.
The Simpsons came under inquiry for racial stereotyping because one of its main characters, Apu, the owner of the Kwik-E-Mart and of Indian legacy, is voiced by a white American actor, Hank Azaria.
Last year, Asian comic Hari Kondabolu released the documentary The Problem With Apu in an attempt to explore and confront how Western culture illustrates Southeast Asian parishes, particularly with regard to the Springfield resident.
As a result of the documentary, The Simpsons’ top exec is still under expectation to make changes to the character. However, register inventor Matt Groening afterwards dismissed the controversies.
Talking to USA Today, he said 😛 TAGEND
I’m proud of what we do on the reveal. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people have liked to simulate they’re offended.
Many people trusted the demo to be avoiding the issue and wanted change. Which is where the South Park pioneers come in, as last night’s episode publicly called for The Simpsons to be cancelled because of the issue.
The episode, titled The Problem With A Poo, focused on reappearing reputation Mr Hanky The Christmas Poo who got into serious trouble for tweeting obnoxious messages.
Mr Hanky’s character in the episode was a nudge at contentious President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court select Brett Kavanaugh, and Hanky objective up going knocked out of the town for his behaviour. This leads to Stan posing the issues to:’ where will he depart ?’
Randy responds 😛 TAGEND
He’ll have to find a arrange that accepts prejudiced, horrendous beings like him. There are still situates out there who don’t care about bigotry and hate.
The scene then trims to The Simpsons’ village of Springfield, demonstrating Mr Hanky being welcomed with open arms by reputations such as Bart and Apu.
The episode ended with a pitch-black screen, simply establishing the message: ‘# cancelthesimpsons’.
— Matt Wilstein (@ mattwilstein) October 11, 2018
People were quick to point out this beast aiming of the occurrence, but others have contemplated it as more of a mischievous jibe at a competitive rather than a serious call for abandonment. Chiefly because South Park have ended every bout of its 22 nd season with the word ‘# cancelsouthpark’ in the background of the credits.
Either way though, onlookers were left scandalized by this and immediately took to Twitter to talk about it.
One person wrote 😛 TAGEND
Holy cr* p, South Park simply employed The Simpsons in a bodybag
Whilst another said 😛 TAGEND
SHOTS FIRED! In tonight’s chapter, South Park called out The Simpsons for the continuation of the prejudiced depiction of Apu.
— WarrenGC (@ WarrenG1 983) October 11, 2018
Others concluded the whole concept to be a joke though, with person or persons saying 😛 TAGEND
Only @SouthPark can make fun of the imitation Apu outrage and return a nod to The Simpsons standing strong while simultaneously is reported to junk them. Causing Apu greet a poo was key to the joke and is simply clever. #cancelthesimpsons
Only @SouthPark can make fun of the phony Apu outrage and present a nod to The Simpsons standing strong while simultaneously appearing to trash them. Telling Apu greet a poo was key to the joke and is simply brilliant. #cancelthesimpsons
— Matt Eissey (@ matt_eissey) October 11, 2018
Whichever way you look at it, the whole thought is terribly adroit of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who have nothing to lose from this episode. They’ve always been controversial and this only serves to strengthen their already stellar reputation.
I guess spectators will really have to wait and discover what The Simpsons retaliate with.
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