An Argentine news channel has come under fire for displaying a picture of the Simpsons personality Apu as Indian Top Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Buenos Aires.
Cronica TV used the headline “Apu arrives” because the Indian PM’s plane touched down for the G20 summit.
A Few say the portrayal of the Indian shopkeeper is racist.
Social media users replied angrily to the use of the image.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been part of the animation series seeing that 1990 and is voiced via Hank Azaria, a white actor, who places on a heavy Indian accessory.
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Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu made a documentary about the character in 2017, arguing that Apu used to be founded on racial stereotypes.
Mr Kondabolu instructed the BBC on the time that the character was tricky as a result of he’s defined via his activity and how many children he has in his arranged marriage. Others defended the display and mentioned all its characters were stereotypes.
Not all Indians assume Apu is a racist stereotype
In response to Cronica’s use of the character Mr Kondabolu tweeted: “this could not be true, proper?”
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Others pointed out that the comparability was disrespectful to a overseas leader.
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Mr Modi’s arrival at the G20 was no longer the one one to fire up social media controversy.
When French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on Thursday he was greeted through an empty runway, because the Argentine delegation had now not arrived on time to fulfill him.