“He is a very crude ethnic character, and while there are many other crude ethnic characters on the show,” said Mr. Vij, a Manhattan software entrepreneur, Apu is the only one with a stereotypical singsong accent, “like the accent that Chinese-Americans find so insulting.”
Of course, the writer also had to include a lot of stuff about the one guy who isn’t offended. Par for the course, I imagine. And what’s up with this line?
But, Mr. Chaudhari said, without a trace of Apu, “What are you going to do?”
Without a trace of Apu? Manish, get back to work. ;-)