'Simpsons' Showrunner Al Jean Promises to Find "Right" Answer to Apu Controversy

'Simpsons' Showrunner Al Jean Promises to Find "Right" Answer to Apu Controversy
Over the weekend, The Simpsons clumsily responded to Hari Kondabolu's thought-provoking documentary The Problem with Apu in a manner that happened to piss off most of the internet. Now, showrunner Al Jean says he appreciates the feedback.

In the show's April 8 episode, The Simpsons attempted to address the controversy by breaking the fourth wall. In a scene, Lisa Simpson addressed the audience's concerns that the character of Apu was racist. 

"Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect... What can you do?" she said. 

"Some things will be dealt with at a later date," Marge Simpson said.

"If at all," Lisa replied.

At the time, Jean denied all interview requests, saying he'd rather let the show speak for itself. Now, he's taken to Twitter to explain that he appreciates all of the feedback the segment received.



Watch the clip below.