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The Simpsons: opinion on whether depiction of Apu is racist in Great Britain 2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey in Great Britain regarding the recent debate on whether or not the depiction of Apu on 'The Simpsons' is racist. As of June 2018, nearly three quarters of British respondents disagreed with comedian Hari Kondabulu, who had first voiced the concern, stating that they did not see the depiction of the character as racist.

Do you think The Simpsons' depiction of Apu is racist?

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Release date

June 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 4-5, 2018

Number of respondents

1,619 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabulu has argued in a recent documentary that The Simpsons' depiction of Indian character Apu is racist. Do you think The Simpsons' depiction of Apu is racist?"

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