As Voice over actors began the movement, and the country is going through a paradigm shift; Black People and people of color would get the recognition due to us. And as such, some of our favorite shows are being modified, as a result. According to BuzzFeed; “The Simpsons” will no longer allow non-white characters to be voiced by white actors.
“Moving forward; “The Simpsons” will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the producers stated.
Essentially, characters like; Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Dr. Hibbert, and Carl Carlson will no longer be voiced by white actors.
This also comes five months after Hank Azaria announced he would no longer voice Apu; a recurring character whose portrayal was criticized for being very stereotypical..
Again, most recently, we reported that, Mike Henry, white actor who voices Cleveland Brown, on “Family Guy,”; announcing he was also stepping down, and his role should be played by. a person of color.
Also, as we previously reported; actress Jenny Slate also abandoned her role on Netflix’s “Big Mouth”.
She was one of the first actors to announce her resignation; and gave a lengthy explanation about her voicing a black character has contributed to racism and white privilege.