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Modi's arrival at the G20 summit 'announced with Apu meme'

November 30, 2018 3:25 pm

An Argentine news channel has come under fire for displaying an image of the Simpsons character Apu as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Buenos Aires.

Cronica TV used the headline “Apu arrives” as the Indian PM’s plane touched down for the G20 summit.

Some say the portrayal of the Indian shopkeeper is racist.

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Social media users responded angrily to the use of the image.

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been part of the animation series since 1990 and is voiced by Hank Azaria, a white actor, who puts on a heavy Indian accent.

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