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Apu From 'The Simpsons' Is The Internet's Newest Villain--And People Are Offended

Since its debut in 1989, The Simpsons has lampooned every subject, group, and behavior imaginable. Among comedy writers, the regretful phrase "The Simpsons did it" (when trying to think of new story lines) is a testament to just how far the television show has gone with its mockery. But according to comedian Hari Kondabolu, this "even distribution" of mockery doesn't affect all groups equally. 

According to Kondabolu, one Simpsons character has done more damage than almost all the others:

Kondabolu argues that Apu is a stereotypical caricature that America chooses to overlook:

 He's so fed up with Apu that he decided to make a documentary about him:

Kondabolu is blowing some minds with his perspective...

But he's also getting some serious backlash for making the film:

People seem eager to find any reason he may be wrong:

Some Indian Twitter users said they knew Apu was a stereotypical depiction, but they didn't care:

Others wouldn't even concede that Apu was stereotypical:

The argument has left Simpsons fans conflicted:

Kondabolu's The Problem with Apu premieres on truTv this upcoming November 19.

H/T: Twitter, TruTv