Kanye West‘s Twitter has divided the nation over the previous couple of weeks, however Monday night he elevated no less than one necessary subject: He retweeted Adi Shankar‘s name for brand new Apu scripts.
Shankar, showrunner of Netflix’s Castlevania, introduced a brand new screenwriting contest, referred to as Crowdsourcing the Remedy for the Simpsons. In a video asserting the competition, Shankar says that when he immigrated to the US at 16, he didn’t need to converse with an accent due to the Simpsons character Apu. He goes on to say that the character isn’t “a stereotype, it’s a mockery,” and that this concept got here to him after West requested Shankar what he would do about Apu’s stereotypical depiction, which has beforehand been explored in comic Hari Kondabolu’s The Downside With Apu.
Adi Shankar We received love pic.twitter.com/dyJyLRF79e
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 30, 2018
He mentioned the winner will both be produced by Fox, or as a fan movie, which Shankar already has some expertise with, having produced Energy Rangers and James Bond fan movies as a part of his Bootleg Universe sequence. Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, just lately mentioned he’s keen to “step apart” because the voice or assist another person transition in.
The rules for the competition state: “This contest is open to folks of all ethnicities and cultures, nonetheless, for those who don’t have any expertise with Indian tradition in America then you could not have the angle and expertise to put in writing nicely on this matter.”
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