Global actress Priyanka Chopra makes headlines. Thanks that she is always be surrounded by controversies. And, this time she is grabbing attention regarding the most entertaining TV show across the border, The Simpsons.
In The Simpsons, the character of Appu becomes the centre of attraction not because it is good as hell but it ran into controversy for the stereotypical and racist character due to the voice.
However, now after the several controversies make the show out the Appu's character so that the controversy has refuted to die down. Recently, Priyanka Chopra decided not to keep her mouth remained close and speak up about this whole issue.
While talking about her character as Appu, the beautiful diva said, “He was the bane of my life growing up and there is a couple of things why I say this! A lot of people are talking that the show was successful for 30 years and why are we suddenly waking up and being offended by a character that everyone loved. People say that The Simpsons make fun of every race and they talk about stereotypical characters and every character is stereotypical, which is true! But a couple of things happened. The show was first aired in, I guess, 1989 and it was path-breaking at that time for television. Everyone looked yellow except Appu and that made him stand out completely. And then he had an accent, but (makes Appu’s accent) ‘not all of us speak like that all the time.’ And from that time to now, the number of Indian Americans in America has tripled. So the voice is louder, the representation and demand for representation for people of colours is louder. There is the internet and the media where people have a conversation. Even if someone was offended at that time, which I was, (there was no way to express it)."
Also, Peecee talk about the question she faced that is really not her in favour as all were subjected to a lot of racists, “I was always asked in high school when I was 14 or 15 years old, why I didn’t speak like that (like Appu)? Or if I found gold in our rivers and if I went to school on elephants? I got all sorts of questions. So yes, it is a time where we erase stereotypes and yes, it is a cartoon and yes, it is a pop culturally, super successful show, but that gives it more responsibility.”
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