After a controversy was raked up over the stereotyping of Indians in America's popular culture, Das pointed to the treatment of white women in Hindi cinema.
Vir Das calls out Hindi cinema's stereotyping of white women
Mumbai - 11 Apr 2018 20:00 IST
Updated : 20:56 IST
After television show The Simpsons raked up a controversy over the stereotyping of Indians in America's popular culture, Indian comedian Vir Das urged people back home to introspect on how Hindi cinema stereotypes white women.
"While America takes a look at Apu and the consciousness of how Indians are portrayed in American media, maybe we take a look at how we treat white characters, specifically female, in almost every single Bollywood movie. Ever?" Das, who has widely toured the US, tweeted on Wednesday.
The Simpsons features a South Asian character called Apu, who has had to grapple with the troubling stereotype of a convenience store clerk with an exaggerated, fake Indian accent since the show began.
The documentary The Problem With Apu touched upon how The Simpsons damaged the South Asian caricature.