The Simpsons, perhaps the most celebrated comedy show in television history, has been running continuously since 1989 without issue.
But today was a tragic day in the history of the show.
The leftist fun police, hell-bent on sterilizing society of anything remotely humorous, have mugged beloved slushee slinging Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
The politically correct left have astutely observed that Apu is portrayed as an Indian, has a thick accent, and runs convenience store. This, they say, is an evil stereotype and akin to crimes against humanity.
Normal people recognize for what it actually is – a joke in cartoon television series.
Today, the left lost its collective mind over the way The Simpsons addressed the “Apu issue” in last night’s episode.
“What am I supposed to do?” asked Marge, a character in the show.
“It’s hard to say,” replied Lisa, Marge’s daughter. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”
“Some things will be dealt with at a later date,” Marge said.
“If at all,” Lisa added.
You can watch the clip here.
And with that subtle middle finger to the joy-sucking left, hilarity ensued.
The Simpsons dismissing The Problem With Apu as "political correctness" was bad enough, but having it come from Lisa Simpson felt cruel.
Lisa has always been about open-mindedness and re-examining her values when challenged by perspective.
Real Lisa would not approve. pic.twitter.com/FpmAArAcUe
— Beth Elderkin (@BethElderkin) April 9, 2018
“The Simpsons dismissing The Problem With Apu as “political correctness” was bad enough, but having it come from Lisa Simpson felt cruel,” tweeted Beth Elderkin, a writer at io9. “Lisa has always been about open-mindedness and re-examining her values when challenged by perspective. Real Lisa would not approve.”
Here’s the thing, Beth. “Real Lisa” does not exist. After all, the show is a cartoon, and the characters are completely fictional. Such critical analysis of The Simpsons rivals only liberal arts college courses in uselessness to society.
“‘The Simpsons’ Responds to Criticism About Apu with Dismissal,” bleakly reads a headline from the former paper of record, The New York Times.
“Why ‘The Simpsons’ Response to the Apu Controversy was so Heartbreaking,” says an Entertainment Weekly headline. Big League Politics was so heartbroken that we could barely muster up the grit to publish this article.
A Vanity Fair Headline says “The Simpsons Still Doesn’t Understand the Problem with Apu.” This seems to be a mischaracterization. The Simpsons absolutely understands “the problem” with Apu, which is that “the problem” is non-existent. They show simply will not cower to the social justice mob, and that burns leftists more than they can express.
The controversy around Apu began a year ago documentary called The Problem with Apu was released.
Kal Penn was one of the main interviewees in the film.
Penn is a familiar figure in American culture. He is a Democrat, and was Barack Obama’s Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Outreach. He is best known, though, for his acting. He has had roles in the television shows Superhuman, Designated Survivor, House, and How I Met Your Mother, among others.
But most significantly, Penn made a fortune and became a household name in 2004 after starring in the hit comedy film Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, where he played – you guessed it – a stereotypical Indian guy. The film grossed nearly $24 million, and spawned two (really bad) sequels. Apparently, the irony is lost on both Penn and his leftist friends.
Aziz Ansari is also interviewed in the film. Ansari, also a multi-millionaire, is one of the main characters in the show Parks & Rec, which is fraught with jokes about his Indian heritage.
Classic Hollyweird. These freaks have the self-awareness level of a tin can, yet they claim to be America’s moral conscience, standing up against the unbearable social injustice of “insensitive” comedy cartoons.
Good on The Simpsons for sticking to their guns.