The Conservative Defense of Apu Is Even Worse Than the One The Simpsons Came Up With

Last year, comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary on truTV about the beloved and problematic Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon called The Problem with Apu. The film explored the racism that informed both the character and white actor Hank Azaria’s portrayal of Apu, and used Apu as a jumping off point…

Ted Cruz's Attempt at a Simpsons Joke Turns Into a Spectacular Self-Own

We’re only on Day 2 of CPAC, Coachella for GOP orcs, and my god is it embarrassing. In an attempt to presumably connect with everyday Americans, Ted Cruz made what those of us in the industry call a “pop” “culture” “reference” to The Simpsons, a show that hasn’t been good for 20 years. Naturally, it was dumb and bad…