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Trent Trueheart

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: I would also remind everyone that practically every Simpsons character is a stereotype of some form
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 at 10:35:59 am CST (Viewed 49 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I would also remind everyone that practically every Simpsons character is a stereotype of some form
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 at 07:36:49 am CST (Viewed 57 times)



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      I mean, imagine if there only one white character on all television that was a recurring character. We'll call him Ralph. Even if you did see another white character on television or in a movie, it was the same stereotype. People are always calling you Ralph, mimicking his accent to make fun of you, always using the line from the show to mock you. Basically, for everyone who is not white, their only reference of what it means to be white is Ralph. Not to mention that Ralph isn't even played by a white actor. Would that bother you?



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    But it's also not the Simpsons creators fault/problem if that's the case.



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    They can control what Indian characters they put into their program (Apu, Manjula etc). They cannot control the fact that other shows do not use Indian characters.


Is it their fault that they created an Indian character without putting too much thought into it? In the original script, the character wasn't given a name or a description. It was just a clerk. At the table read, Hank Azaria read the lines with that accent. He was just trying to get a laugh and thought the accent would sound funny.

Should we find an accent funny?


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    You're blaming the Simpsons for the lack of Indian representation on television. That's not on them.


Why does explaining a point of view become MY point of view?


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    Recently there was a great show called Master of None which tackled the lack of Indian representation in movies and television. Then some weirdo
    ruined Aziz Ansari's career with some hackneyed #MeToo account of willingly sleeping with him but not enjoying it so now she's a victim.



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      Apu might not be a big problem for you, but I think it might be a big problem for people of Southeast Asian heritage.



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    I'm from the south and I may not like Cletus the inbred redneck jokes. But at the end of the day I have to accept it's just a cartoon show.


Does anything I say ever make any sense? Whenever I participate in these conversations I feel like people are just looking for reasons to argue with me. I feel like I'm doing a terrible job of explaining something that isn't my point of view, but it a point of view I can understand. It seems like nobody else can understand this point of view and it just baffles me.



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