The Simpsons have found itself at the centre of a heated debate this week after it offered a meek response to criticism surrounding one of its characters.
Last year a documentary called The Problem With Apu saw comedian Hari Kondabolu criticise the depiction of the supermarket clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon who has always been portrayed as a stereotypical Indian man and is voiced by the white actor Hank Azaria.
Since then the debate around the characters problematic depiction has been rumbling on until The Simpsons writers themselves decided to address it in their most recent episode entitled No Good Read Goes Unpunished.
In the episode, Lisa takes offence to a book that Marge recommends to her as it contains a lot of outdated terms, especially in 2018. Marge then decides to rewrite the book to make it more politically correct.
However, the rewrite is done in such a heavy-handed way that it renders the central heroine virtually useless, much to Lisa's disappointment.
The Simpsons goes after politically correct critics, singling out "The Problem With Apu”
The tweet prompted a flurry of responses with many people suggesting ways of improving Apu with a 21st century mindset. Others shared videos of Hank Azaria admitting that he was initially told to make the character as offensive as possible.
What makes Jean's tweet even more worrying is the fact that he has shared several other tweets, some of which were critical of Hari Kondabolu and think pieces about Apu on his profile in the last few days.