Systemic racism:The Simpsons Stops Using White Actors To Voice Characters of Color

Systemic racism:The Simpsons Stops Using White Actors To Voice Characters of Color

 

The Simpsons will no longer utilize white entertainers to name ethnic minority characters, the makers of the long-running vivified arrangement reported Friday.

The choice incorporates a common character from the arrangement, propelled in 1989 – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a merchant of Indian root voiced in the American variant of the show by white entertainer Hank Azaria.

The character has for quite some time been viewed as dangerous and passing on bigot generalizations. Last January, Azaria reported that, in concurrence with makers, he was relinquishing the job.

“Pushing ahead, THE SIMPSONS will no longer have white entertainers voice non-white characters,” Fox Studios said in an announcement to AFP.

The change will likewise influence the character of Dr Hibbert, a person of color named by the white on-screen character Harry Shearer who additionally loans his voice to numerous different characters on the arrangement – from Homer Simpson’s supervisor Mr Burns to the upbeat neighbor Ned Flanders.

The declaration came as Mike Henry, the white entertainer who voices the dark character of Cleveland Brown in Family Guy, another enlivened arrangement delivered by Fox, reported on Twitter that he was surrendering the job.

“It’s been a respect to play Cleveland on Family Guy for a long time. I love this character, however people of shading should play characters of shading. In this manner, I will step down from the job,” he composed.

Americans are amidst a retribution on fundamental bigotry and segregation touched off by the murdering of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white cop in Minneapolis on 25 May.

 

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