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US editor apologies to Indian Americans, Ramaswamy for ‘racist’ cartoon


New York: A US newspaper editor has apologized to Indian Americans for publishing an “offensive” cartoon that played on stereotypes of the community while trying to criticize Vivek Ramaswamy who is seeking the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. “Racist and hateful ideas, words or images have no place in our publications, much less our society,”...

‘The Simpsons’ actor Hank Azaria feels he needs to ‘personally apologize’ to every Indian for Apu


Hank Azaria says he wants to apologize to every Indian in America for his racist portrayal of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian convenience-store worker, on "The Simpsons."  During Monday's episode of actor Dax Shepard's “Armchair Expert” podcast, Azaria, who is not South Asian, opened up about voicing the controversial Indian character (who has a thick, fake Indian accent)...