The Simpsons: 14 Biggest Controversies From Inappropriate Jokes To Apu Backlash

In the last 30 years, America's favourite family has made headlines for all the wrong reasons on several occasions.

Since its debut in 1989, The Simpsons has bagged 34 Emmy awards, countless A-list guest stars and become one of the most iconic TV shows of all time.

But while it’s probably best known as a crowd-pleaser that family members can enjoy together, that’s not to say the show hasn’t been without its fair share of scandals and polarising moments over the years.

From fans kicking off about particular storylines to jokes raising eyebrows for their offensive content (and yes, one long-serving character in particular sparking a whole lot of debate), The Simpsons has been at the centre of many controversies in the 30 years since it first aired.

Here’s our round-up of the show’s most talked-about controversial moments...

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The Simpsons' 14 Biggest Controversies Ever