The voice of Apu on “The Simpsons” tells Stephen Colbert he’s willing to “step aside”

Hank Azaria is finally ready to do something about the problem with Apu.

Weeks after The Simpsons aired a controversial episode that effectively dismissed the criticism of its long-running stereotypical portrayal of the Indian convenience-store owner, Azaria, who voices the character, told Late Show host Stephen Colbert that it’s time to listen to South Asians in the US.

“I really want to see Indian, South Asian writers in the room, not in a token way but genuinely informing whatever new...

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