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The SImpsons Will No Longer Have White Actors Voice Non-White Characters

June 27, 2020 | Posted by Ashish
The Simpsons Apu

Variety reports that The Simpsons producers have announced that they will no longer be having white actors voice characters of color. The news follows Mike Henry announcing that he will no longer voice Cleveland Brown on Family Guy.

The Simpsons has gotten a lot of criticism in recent years for having white actors voice characters of color, particularly white actor Hank Azaria voicing the Indian character Apu. The controversy over Azaria voicing Apu sparked the 2017 documentary, The Problem With Apu, and led to Azaria announcing in January that he is stepping away from voicing the character.

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