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“He is one of the most nuanced characters”

Matt Groening opens up on Apu (photo credit – still)

“ The Simpsons ” creator Matt Groening says he loves the character of Apu on the show, despite Groening and the show having received criticism for getting a white actor, Hank Azaria, to voice a Indian animated character. Azaria then resigned from her position as a voice over artist, following the controversy.

“I think Apu’s stories are fantastic, and he’s one of the most nuanced characters in a silly two-dimensional cartoon series. So, yeah, I’m proud of Apu, I try not to open another pit of criticism, but no matter what I say. I’m going to get it anyway, ”he said, appearing for an interview leading up to the show’s 700th episode,” Matt Groening said in an interview with USA Today.

Famous American cartoonist Matt Groening has also revealed that they are looking for the right actor to portray the character, and finds it has become a challenge since the show’s producers announced last June that the show’s non-white characters wouldn’t. be voiced by more white actors.

“We’re working on something ambitious, but we have to see if we can make the stories work,” said Matt Groening.

“Who can be against diversity? So that’s great. However, I’ll just say that the actors weren’t hired to play specific characters. They were hired to make all the characters we could think of. For me, what is impressive is to see all our brilliant actors who can do several voices, do several voices. This is part of the fun of animation. However, to be more inclusive and to hire more people, I’m all for it, ”added Matt Groening.

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