Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:35 PM ET

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National Audio 12:35 PM ET

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NAT089 - (ENT-The-Simpsons-Apu) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-16s. Hank Azaria is ready to stop voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on "The Simpsons" in the wake of criticism that it's a stereotype. Azaria said on last night's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" that he hopes the animated show makes a change. ("..to me. Well.") (applause) (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Azaria says it makes him sad if anyone was bullied because of Apu. He says he wanted to spread laughter and joy with the character.

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NAT090 - (ENT-The-Simpsons-Apu) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-17s. Hank Azaria is ready to stop voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on "The Simpsons" in the wake of criticism that it's a stereotype. People of South Asian heritage have criticized the heavily accented Apu for reinforcing stereotypes they say lead to bullying and self-loathing. …

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