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NTS Radio marks 10 years with 10 special guest curators: Matt Groening of ‘The Simpsons,’ My Bloody Valentine, and more

NTS Radio is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by inviting an eclectic group of 10 guest curators to program an episode. From April 19 to April 23, curators such as creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening, My Bloody Valentine, Patia’s Fantasy World, Arca, Detroit’s Theo Parrish, and more will showcase their musical preferences on the airwaves.
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The Simpsons creator Matt Groening responds to series’ decline in viewership numbers

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, has spoken out in defence of the long-running cartoon’s later seasons.The series was recently renewed for two years, in a deal which will take it up to the end of its 34th season.However, the animation, which was a global sensation in the early 1990s, has long faced accusations from fans that the quality has dipped from its seminal heyday. Speaking to USA Today in a recent interview, Groening said: “I give a piece of advice to people who grew up with The Simpsons and maybe think it’s not for them anymore. Check it out...
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Disenchantment: Matt Groening Expects More Seasons, and a Proper Ending and Democrats' delusional disenchantment with immigration enforcement

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‘The Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Woke Whiplash Won’t Stop Show’s ‘Ambitious’ Plans for More Apu Stories

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening says he doesn’t really care about the “chasm of criticism” his praise for the classic character Apu might bring. Groening says despite the woke whiplash, producers still have “ambitious” plans for more stories featuring Apu, who was written out of the long-running series due to outcry and criticism that the Indian cartoon character reflected an insulting racial stereotype.
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‘The Simpsons’: Matt Groening Teases ‘Ambitious’ Plans for Apu

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon might’ve lost his longtime voice actor, but the team behind “The Simpsons” has plans to bring the character back in the future. Series creator Matt Groening told USA Today in an interview published Monday, in celebration of the show’s 700th episode, that his team has “something kind of ambitious” in the works for the character following Hank Azaria stepping down as the voice of Apu.
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The Simpsons: Hindu-American organisation responds after Matt Groening says he’s ‘proud’ of Apu

A Hindu-American organisation has spoken out in response to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s recent defence of the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.Apu has faced condemnation in recent years as an offensive depiction of an an Indian-American Hindu. Until recently, he was voiced by white actor Hank Azaria.Speaking to USA Today, Groening said: “I think the Apu stories are fantastic, and he’s one of the most nuanced characters on a silly two-dimensional cartoon show.”He added: “So, yeah I’m proud of Apu. I’m trying not to open up another chasm of criticism, but it doesn’t matter what I say. I’ll get it...
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Matt Groening Is “Proud” of Apu and Has “Ambitious” Plans for the Character

Last year, after years of criticism in the wake of the 2017 documentary The Problem With Apu, Hank Azaria announced he would no longer voice Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons, and several months later the show announced it would no longer have white actors voice non-white characters. But apparently we haven’t seen the last of Apu; in a new interview with USA Today, Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening said he’s “proud” of the controversial character and has plans to bring him back.
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The Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Has Plans for Apu After Controversial Recasting

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening talked about his plans for Apu after the controversial recasting last year. It was a moment of reflection for the entire animation landscape during 2020. Groening spoke to USA Today about the upcoming changes. A large cultural conversation happened all over the medium as showrunners and networks tried to figure out how to address some disparities in their ranks. Hank Azaria had played Apu for a long time, and he stepped down from the role after increasing conversations about the character’s cultural legacy began to pop up. Now, they’re going to have to figure out how to move forward. The Simpsons is still a beloved franchise for so many people out there. How they choose to move forward will prompt some reactions no matter what course they decide to take.
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The Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals he's 'proud' of Apu

The Simpsons faced a bit of a reckoning last year, when it came under fire for white actors voicing diverse characters, including Hank Azaria voicing the stereotypical Indian character Apu, who owned and ran the Kwik-E Mart. While the show addressed the controversy by announcing they would no longer have...