Hank Azaria no longer to voice Apu from The Simpsons after backlash

After 30 years of voicing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the cartoon The Simpsons, Hank Azaria announced that he will no longer be voicing the Indian character.

“All we know there is I won’t be doing the voice anymore, unless there’s some way to transition it or something,” Azaria said in an interview on Friday. “What they’re going to do with the character is their call.”

Azaria, 55, said the decision to cease voicing Apu was a mutual decision by him and the show’s producers. “We all made the decision together,” Azaria said. “We all agreed on it. We all feel like it’s the right thing and good about it.”

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