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When Priyanka Chopra Was Asked Why Her Accent Wasn’t Like Apu’s From The Simpsons


Priyanka Chopra posted tis picture earlier (courtesy: priyankachopra)

New Delhi:

Priyanka Chopra not too long ago stepped into British Vogue‘s photograph sales space to delve into her in depth Instagram archive. One of the Instagram footage she spoke about was The Simpsons‘ model of Priyanka’s wedding ceremony to Nick Jonas. She stated, “To be on The Simpsons in my wedding ceremony gown was actually enjoyable and ironic contemplating Apu was the bane of my life once I was rising up. Everybody saved asking, why do not I communicate like Apu (Nahasapeemapetilon), why my accent wasn’t like Apu.” Priyanka spent her teenagers in USA – “everyone” is presumably her fellow college students whereas she was at college in America. Apu, an Indian character on the beloved animated sequence, has been broadly criticised lately as perpetuating racial stereotypes and solely seems as a background character in The Simpsons now.

Priyanka Chopra, who had beforehand revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she was bullied at her highschool in America, added,  “Apu had a very exaggerated Indian accent as everyone knows.”  The actress was 13 when she flew to the US to stay along with her family members. Priyanka spent her teenage years at American excessive faculties, the place she was focused by fellow college students for being a brown individual. “I feel highschool is difficult wherever, proper? And to be coming of age, to know your physique as a girl and on the identical time, to be devalued for one thing I am unable to change or you understand, I wasn’t even conscious of the truth that this was one thing I ought to really feel embarrassed about. But I assume once I was made to really feel like, did my garments smelled humorous once I walked by the hallway or did individuals odor curry or little issues like that at 16 are so detrimental to a way of self-worth, your sense of self. It’s nearly being imply, making an attempt to harm somebody,” She had stated on the present Super Soul

Now, allow us to give attention to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and the controversy across the proprietor of Kwik-E-Mart within the fictional city of Springfield. Those of you who’ve adopted the present would know that Apu was thought of problematic. His character was made up fully of South Asian stereotypes. Not to neglect, Apu was a PhD who labored at a retailer. He was additionally an unlawful immigrant. The Problem With Apu, the 2017documentary by Hari Kondabolu, was thought of as “racism towards the group”. Speaking to BBC,  Hari Kondabolu had stated, “The Simpsons is a crucial murals that has influenced so many, together with myself. Apu was the one Indian we had on TV in any respect so I used to be completely satisfied for any illustration as a child. And in fact, he is humorous, however that does not imply this illustration is correct or proper or righteous. It will get to the insidiousness of racism, although, since you do not even discover it when it is proper in entrance of you. It turns into so regular that you do not even give it some thought.”

Actor Hank Azaria, who voiced Apu in addition to different character on The Simpsons, introduced in 2020 that he was stepping down – he continues because the voice of different characters.

Now, have a look at footage shared by Priyanka Chopra from The Simpsons episode, which aired in December 2018:

There is yet another:

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas acquired married in December 2018 at Umaid Bhawan Palace palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

Content Source: www.ndtv.com


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