The problem with The Simpsons

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The makers of The Simpsons faced widespread opprobrium this week, charged with failing to adequately address accusations of racial stereotyping. Here, conflicted Simpsons superfan Kevin Power says time may be up for the iconic cartoon show

When I was a teenager, in that long-ago age of innocence, the 1990s, the best thing on TV was a 23-minute animated comedy about a yellow-skinned, lower-middle-class American family who lived in a town called Springfield. It was broadcast once a week, on Sky One, at 6pm on Sunday. If you missed it, your life was over. If you were sensible, you videotaped each episode, so you could watch it again and again.

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