In post-Obama America, our individuals, groups, universities and corporate entities have been, over several decades, trained to respond toward cowardly social justice warriors and Twitter mobs by kneeling toward them. It has become common practice for anyone who has come under attack by a flock of mouth-breathers claiming racism, sexism, or some nebulous slight to apologize, openly claim the ‘error of their ways’ and then contritely promise to do better. Most times this comes at the direct or indirect expense of American men, particularly White men. Finally, one group of writers has withstood the vitriol of the horde of idiots, not only standing firm in their resolve, but flipping them the bird in the process.
From USA Today:
The Simpsons is finally admitting there might be a problem with Apu, but it has no idea how to solve it.
On Sunday’s episode of the long-running animated sitcom, “No Good Read Goes Unpunished,” the series makes a passing reference to the controversy over Apu, an Indian-American convenience-store owner, who’s been criticized for racist stereotyping, most prominently in the 2017 truTV documentary, The Problem with Apu.
Although the episode conceded that Apu was “politically incorrect,” the response to the criticism was remarkably superficial. Rather than apologizing for the offense the series has caused and the racist stereotypes it has strengthened, the writers merely argue that being politically correct makes stories and art worse and that there’s nothing to be done to fix the transgressions of the past. For a series known for its biting satire and frequent cultural criticism, it’s a wildly disappointing response. The Simpsons can and should do better.
The episode finds its way to Apu after Marge (Julie Kavner) attempts to share her favorite childhood book with Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and is aghast to find that it’s filled with racist commentary and stereotypes. Trying to “fix” the problem, Marge rewrites the book to make it politically correct, only to find that it makes for an ineffectual and boring story.
“Well, what am I supposed to do?” Marge asks.
“It’s hard to say. Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect,” Lisa answers. “What can you do?” The camera then pans to a photo of Apu on Lisa’s bedside table.
“Some things will be dealt with at a later date,” Marge adds.
“If at all,” Lisa finishes, and the pair stare directly at the camera.
I don’t think that The Simpsons writers have “no idea” how to solve the problem. To me, Lisa’s terse quote is a clear indication that the writers could give a solid fuck about the hurt feelings of another SJW chorus of losers. And for that, they earn my sincere gratitude.
Hari Kondabolu, who directed The Problem with Apu, was not pleased with the episode.
“Wow. ‘Politically Incorrect?’ That’s the takeaway from my movie & the discussion it sparked? Man, I really loved this show. This is sad,” he tweeted Sunday night. “In The Problem with Apu, I used Apu and The Simpsons as an entry point into a larger conversation about the representation of marginalized groups and why this is important. The Simpsons response tonight is not a jab at me, but at what many of us consider progress.”
Assclowns like Hari Kondabolu could end their immense psychological pain that The Simpsons have caused them over the course of their pathetic lives with one simple action, changing the fucking channel.
Rachel Maddow is offensive to me. I am personally distressed, not only by her shitty political opinions which oppose mine. Her manly facial features, haircut, and Michelle Obama like trap muscles irritate me and… good Lord, is she trying to grow an Adam’s Apple?
Anytime I flip through the channels and am greeted by her grotesqueness, I don’t take to Twitter to whine about it like a sniveling bitch. I simply keep flipping until I find something less disgusting. Honestly, manatees mating on the Discovery Channel would qualify as “less disgusting than Rachel Maddow.”
Having a tough time adding a clip of the ending, but it can be found here:
With an ending that featured a picture of Apu with the quote “Don’t Have a Cow” (I’m sure some ‘disadvantaged’ SJW’s will claim that the cow reference is yet another microaggression), The Simpsons stood firm in the face of a pack of Liberal Losers who lack the composure to reach for a fucking remote. Hopefully, this will be the new response to SJW mob lunacy; indifference toward their tantrum and an extended middle finger pointing their way to the exit.