Apu Was the Bane of My Life: Priyanka Chopra on ‘The Simpsons’ Row

The ‘Quantico’ star weighs in on the racism row around the popular TV show. 

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Apu Was the Bane of My Life: Priyanka Chopra on ‘The Simpsons’ Row
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Everyone loves Apu. Only now, many hate him too. We are talking of course about the racism row that has hit the favourite 90s TV show, The Simpsons, and its stereotypical depiction of Apu - the Indian owner and manager of the Springfield Kwik-E-Mart.

Priyanka Chopra shared her take on the controversy on The View, saying that Apu was “the bane” of her life when she was growing up.

“He was the bane of my life growing up. I was always asked when I was in high school— like at 14, 15 —  why I didn’t speak like that…I always had questions like that.”  
Priyanka Chopra, Actor

Watch the Quantico star talk about Apu here:


Priyanka added that The Simpsons was a path-breaking show of its time but the “culturally super successful show” now has “more responsibility”.

We hear you, PeeCee!

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