An Argentine information channel has come underneath hearth for displaying a picture of the Simpsons character Apu as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Buenos Aires.
Cronica TV used the headline “Apu arrives” because the Indian PM’s airplane touched down for the G20 summit.
Some say the portrayal of the Indian shopkeeper is racist.
Social media customers responded angrily to using the picture.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been a part of the animation collection since 1990 and is voiced by Hank Azaria, a white actor, who places on a heavy Indian accent.
Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu made a documentary concerning the character in 2017, arguing that Apu was based on racial stereotypes.
Mr Kondabolu instructed the BBC on the time that the character was problematic as a result of he’s outlined by his job and what number of kids he has in his organized marriage. Others defended the present and mentioned all its characters had been stereotypes.
In response to Cronica’s use of the character Mr Kondabolu tweeted: “This could not be true, proper?”
Others identified that the comparability was disrespectful to a international chief.
Mr Modi’s arrival on the G20 was not the one one to fire up social media controversy.
When French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on Thursday he was greeted by an empty runway, because the Argentine delegation had not arrived on time to fulfill him.