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‘The Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Woke Whiplash Won’t Stop Show’s ‘Ambitious’ Plans for More Apu Stories

“The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening says he doesn’t really care about the “chasm of criticism” his praise for the classic character Apu might bring. Groening says despite the woke whiplash, producers still have “ambitious” plans for more stories featuring Apu, who was written out of the long-running series due to outcry and criticism that the Indian cartoon character reflected an insulting racial stereotype.

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Writer/producer Matt Groening attends "The Simpsons" panel during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)