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Simpsons Thumb Nose at Stereotyping Claims Over Indian Character Apu

“The Simpsons” warn about the dangers of “political correctness” in its latest episode titled “No Good Read Goes Unpunished.” Marge and Lisa make the point in a scene, pondering how classic literature would lose its meaning if updated to meet modern standards. The point segment might have left a lot of viewers scratching their heads without the backdrop of a documentary released last year titled “The Problem with Apu.”...

Political Correctness Snares Simpsons; Kwik-E-Mart’s Apu May Be Out (video)

Political correctness may have finally caught up with “The Simpsons,” the iconoclastic cartoon show that has never seen a social convention it couldn’t deconstruct. But the show may finaly be crossing a line with it’s Kwik-E-Mart character Apu. Hank Azaria, the actor who voices the character, has confirmed that Apu may be history because some may deem the character “offensive.”...

Jerry Seinfeld Slams College Kids for Rampant Political Correctness (audio)

Jerry Seinfeld, star of the all-time hit television sit-com “Seinfeld,” said in a remarkably candid interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio that college kids are so caught up in political correctness these days, he won’t play campuses. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’” he said. Then, Seinfeld really insulted the intelligence of today’s college kids...

Jamie Foxx iHeart Joke Uproar: Is This the End of Adult Humor? (watch!)

Jamie Foxx drew a strong rebuke on social media over his joke about Bruce Jenner’s pending sex change during his opening monologue at the iHeart Radio Awards last night (Mar. 29), in another sign that adult humor may be endangered. Foxx’s remark was blasted for being “transphobic,” which means someone who is antagonistic toward transsexuality and transsexual or transgender people. Whether the definition fits Foxx is a stretch. But the outcry on social media is disturbing nonetheless....

Fashion Police Runs Afoul of Political Correctness; Is Show Doomed? (video)

“Fashion Police,” the E! show that’s supposed to present a no-holds-barred look at celebrity fashion, is being wrecked by political correctness and “celebrity friendships” in the wake of long-time host Joan Rivers’ death, raising questions whether it can survive in its current form. Apparently only Rivers has the constitution to call it like she saw them and deflect criticism. Her replacement, tart-tongued Kathy Griffin is the latest to cut and run after the blow up over -ex-co-host Giuliana Rancic’s red-carpet criticism of African-American singer-actress Zendaya....

Miley Cyrus Vogue Cover NOT Cancelled by Anna Wintour

Miley Cyrus is NOT been kicked off Vogue magazine’s cover because editor Anna Wintour was allegedly miffed by Miley’s racy MTV Video Music Awards performance. The rumor is another fantasy of critics who desperately want Miley to get her comeuppance. But Wintour has never been one to shy away from controversy or provocative art, whether it’s fashion, music or any other form. To the contrary, she’s always charted her own course without bending to the whims of conventional wisdom. ...

Lindsay Lohan Tries Raunchy Comedy to Lift Movie Career (watch!)

Lindsay Lohan has been reduced to playing a caricature of herself. She pops up in the new red-band trailer for “InAPPropriate Comedy,” the Adrien Brody and Rob Schneiderman film that takes a shot a political correctness. Amid the non-stop potty jokes and racial insensitivity, Lohan appears as Marilyn Monroe from her classic 1955 film “The Seven-Year Itch.” Lindsay mostly makes fun of it. ...