He is one of the most famous Indians on the planet but he isn't voiced by an Indian? So following years of criticism that the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon pushed negative South Asian stereotypes, The Simpsons finally addressed the controversy this week.

In a recent episode of The Simpsons, mum Marge is seen reading a book to her daughter Lisa in which she refers to the heroine as a "cisgender girl".

Lisa notes that the character as such is "already evolved" and "doesn't really have an emotional journey to complete," so as such there's "no point" to the book.

Marge asks, "Well what am I supposed to do?" Lisa turns to the camera and says: "It's hard to say. Something that started a long time ago decades ago, that was applauded and was inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?"

She then looks at a framed photograph of Apu on her nightstand which is inscribed with the message "Don't have a cow." But many thought writers didn't go far enough.

Hari Kondabolu produced a documentary last year, saying the character was founded on racial stereotypes.

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In 'The Problem with Apu', he said Apu was one of the only representations of South-East Asians on US television when he was growing up and other children imitated the character to mock him.

But others did not think there should be an issue.