The producer said on Friday that the animated TV comedy “The Simpsons” no longer uses white actors to express colorful characters. They said in a short statement: “Move forward, the’Simpsons’ will no longer have white actors saying non-white characters.”
The statement did not elaborate, but the move came after years of public pressure on the Indian convenience store character Apu of Fox TV shows, Hank Azaria said. Azaria said earlier this year that he would no longer play this role, which was criticized as a negative description of the Indians.
Azaria also expressed the Simpsons roles of black policeman Lou and Mexican-American Hornet. Harry Shearer played the black Dr. Hibbert.
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Friday’s statement did not say whether Apu or other characters would be retained in the series. Homer Simpson, Housewife Marge, Troublemaker Bart, Lisa and Maggie have the longest screenplay on American TV China has captured the changing face of the United States for more than 30 years. The Simpsons united in more than 1
Friday’s announcement came after a large-scale protest this month by black people killing black Americans, a popular estimate of racism in American popular culture.
Other white actors, including Mike Henry of the animated series “Family Portrait” and Kristen Bell of Central Park, also said they would no longer voice colored characters. “It’s my pleasure to be able to play in Cleveland’s “Family Portrait” for 20 years. I like this role, but people of color should play people of color. Therefore, I will step down.” Henry said on Twitter on Friday.
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