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TV channel shows image The Simpsons shopkeeper on a report about the Indian Prime Minister

‘Apu arrives’: Argentine TV news show uses image of the Asian shopkeeper from The Simpsons in a report about the Indian Prime Minister flying in for the G20 summit in Argentina

  • Argentine TV show uses picture of Apu as Indian Prime Minister Modi in report 
  • The Cronica channel, known for tasteless satire, wrote the headline ‘Apu arrives’ 
  • Argentina is hosting the G20 summit with world leaders on trade and growth
  • The channel has already offended Turkey and Rwanda at the summit with jokes about their leaders 

An Argentine TV channel used an image of Asian shopkeeper Apu from The Simpsons as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi flew in for the G20 summit.

Cronica – known for its tasteless quips – wrote the headline ‘Apu arrives’ combined with an image of the character and music from India-based movie Slumdog Millionaire. 

The Simpsons shopkeeper, voiced by a white actor who puts on a heavy Indian accent, has been accused of promoting outdated racial stereotypes.

An Argentine TV channel used an image of Asian shopkeeper Apu from The Simpsons as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi flew in for the G20 summit

Cronica – known for its tasteless quips – wrote the headline ‘Apu arrives’ combined with an image of the character and music from India-based movie Slumdog Millionaire

Cronica – known for its tasteless quips – wrote the headline ‘Apu arrives’ combined with an image of the character and music from India-based movie Slumdog Millionaire

Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu, who made a documentary about Apu last year, said of Cronica’s coverage: ‘This couldn’t be true, right?’

Cronica also flashed words from the Slumdog song across an image of Mr Modi. 

The channel has already offended Turkey and Rwanda at the summit with jokes about their leaders.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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