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Comedian Hari Kondabolu targets representation in his documentary 'The Problem with Apu'
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Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who grew up with 'The Simpsons,' speaks of how it impacted how he was viewed by peers. “When Apu first appeared on 'The Simpsons,' I was excited because we didn’t have anybody,” Kondabolu told Fast Company. “But it was kind of a bummer when I realized that when you only have one thing, that’s what people are gonna throw at you. You have that and Gandhi and that’s pretty much it.”
His documentary, 'The Problem with Apu,' delves into negative stereotyping, improper representation, and intolerance in America. It can be streamed on TruTV here.
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