After Marge asks what she’s supposed to do as an alternative, Lisa states: ‘It’s hard to say. https://t.co/l YFH5Lgu EJ— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) April 9, 2018Wakanda Kamau Bell, Kondabolu’s friend and colleague, was also very critical of the ‘toothless response’ by The Simpsons, making special note of the fact that the argument was put in the mouth of Lisa, who previously championed progressive causes on the program.Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. ’The TV show then cuts to a photo of the character Apu on a nearby nightstand inscribed with Bart’s signature phrase: ‘Don’t have a cow.’ The subtle jab was clearly seen by many as a criticism of Kondabolu’s allegations against the TV series. ” That’s the takeaway from my movie & the discussion it sparked? I think the fact that they put this "argument" in the mouth of Lisa's character, the character who usually champions the underdogs and is supposed to be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in worthy of ridicule) and toothless response.— Wakanda Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) April 9, 2018Al Jean, one of the show’s leading producers and writers, soon leapt to the defense of the program on Twitter, point out that Apu’s voiceover artist, Hank Azaria, won an Emmy Award for his work on the show 20 years ago.
After Marge asks what she’s supposed to do as an alternative, Lisa states: ‘It’s hard to say. https://t.co/l YFH5Lgu EJ— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) April 9, 2018Wakanda Kamau Bell, Kondabolu’s friend and colleague, was also very critical of the ‘toothless response’ by The Simpsons, making special note of the fact that the argument was put in the mouth of Lisa, who previously championed progressive causes on the program.
The College’s achievement is good news in a number of ways, according to Yoni Held ’14, Sustainable Bowdoin’s zero-waste coordinator.
Not only does recycling remove garbage from the waste stream and decrease the College’s carbon footprint (recycling produces fewer greenhouse gases than waste disposal), it also reduces waste handling fees.
The Problem with Apu, released in November 2017, takes a critical look at the character of Apu on The Simpsons.
In the documentary, Kondabolu argues that the stereotypical portrayal of Indian and South Asian-Americans embodied by Apu is culturally insensitive and detrimental to the community’s portrayal in modern American culture.
Kondabolu himself quickly reacted on Twitter, labeling the segment as ‘sad’ and expressing disappointment given the fact that he ‘really loved this show’. Hari Kondabolu is a standup comedian, actor and filmmaker who created the 2017 documentary film The Problem with Apu.
Konabolu was born in New York City on October 21, 1982.In late 2017, comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu drew much attention to racial stereotyping prevalent in The Simpsons in his documentary The Problem with Apu.Now, the long-running animated comedy show has responded to the allegations in an episode aired on April 8, 2018.Second, the college has expanded its recycling program for all plastic film, including plastic bags.This means, for instance, all the bags that come into dining services and the libraries (new journals are wrapped in the stuff, as are lots of food products) are collected and recycled for use in such goods as composite lumber and park benches.It has also made sure there is a recycling bin stationed next to every indoor trashcan on campus, with signs explaining what can be tossed inside the blue bins.One thing some people might not know is that it’s okay to recycle waste with some food residue, such as a bit of juice in a bottle or food in a carton.Kondabolu soon veered towards activism rather than comedy, wanting to make a difference after the 9/11 attacks in his native New York City led to a surge in hate crimes across the United States, many of which were against South Asians.In 2002, he interned at the hate crimes division of the Queens District Attorney’s office and later relocated to Seattle to prepare to attend law school.The documentary’s success sparked a renewed debate about cultural sensitivity and racial stereotyping in the media.Many critics have hailed it for restarting public discussion on such issues.