The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Netflix
An irreverent skewering of the news and pop culture with South African comedian Trevor Noah, who took over for Jon Stewart when he left the anchor desk after 17 seasons.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - The Problem with Apu - Netflix
The Problem with Apu is a 2017 documentary film written by and starring comedian Hari Kondabolu and produced and directed by Michael Melamedoff. The film focuses on the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant in the animated sitcom The Simpsons who, for a period, was the only figure of South Asian heritage to appear regularly on mainstream U.S. television. The film explores encounters with negative stereotypes, racial microaggressions and slurs against people of Indian and South Asian heritage disseminated through the character.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Simpsons response - Netflix
The Simpsons episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished”, first aired in April 8, 2018, was widely received as a response to Kondabolu's film. In it, Marge finds that a book she loved as a child contains elements that would now be considered offensive, and edits the book herself to remove these elements. In doing this she finds the book loses its “emotional journey”. She and Lisa then look to a picture of Apu, and Lisa comments that “something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” Kondabolu wrote on Twitter that he was disappointed that the message of his film had been reduced to the concept of “politically incorrect”. In an interview with USA Today, creator Matt Groening dismissed the criticism of the Apu character, saying “I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended”.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - References - Netflix