APU IS A WHITE GUY DOING AN IMPRESSION OF A WHITE GUY MAKING FUN OF MY FATHER. According to the HuffPo article "Is It Time To Retire Apu?”, Hank Azaria saw my video about Mindy Kaling & South Asian representation from Totally Biased and that line affected him. (The internet is amazing!)
"A video circulating online got to him, featuring Kondabolu…The actor credits the monologue with stirring his first misgivings. “If the only representation of Jews in our culture was Robin Williams’ impression of a Yiddish guy [from “The Birdcage,” starring both Williams and Azaria], I guess I might be upset with that too,” Azaria says.”
This has opened up a nice dialogue. Much more than I ever expected and I appreciate the fact Hank Azaria was willing to talk about it.
P.S. I LOVE THE SIMPSONS AND I ALWAYS WILL.
I’m excited about “Every Simpsons Ever” on FXX…but still have some things to say about Apu.
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
It is such a fucking bummer when you’re drunk and in need of attention and your booty calls are all too busy to sext. Like
Back to quirkinitup.
Things are going pretty well here. My BFF from college is getting in tomorrow morning and staying the whole weekend! <3 Also, in November, through strategic usage of Delta miles, seems I’m going to the Cayman Islands for a week. :D Did BG work last week and this week, joined a gym, resumed running, so we’ll see how things continue to go, but I’m optimistic for the first time in a while.
Protests in the St. Louis suburb have continued since Saturday (August 9th). Here’s what we know about the events of the past few days.
And in the nature of keeping everyone in the loop, please reblog this link if you’re going to spread word about it. It’s just a list, impartial, a great way to know everything from start to current events.